Stirling Players to bring TV classic Allo Allo! to the theatre

Edith (Scarborough’s Kate Elder), finds René (Peter Neaves) and Yvette (Lara Brunini, of Joondanna) in a compromising situation in rehearsals for ‘Allo ‘Allo!
Edith (Scarborough’s Kate Elder), finds René (Peter Neaves) and Yvette (Lara Brunini, of Joondanna) in a compromising situation in rehearsals for ‘Allo ‘Allo!

STIRLING Players’ next production has a personal connection for Scarborough actor Kate Elder.

The Innaloo-based theatre group is performing a stage version on former English TV show ‘Allo ‘Allo! this month.

Elder was a personal assistant to film producer Graham Fowler in London in the early 1990s and often helped his wife Vicki Michelle, who played Yvette in the popular sitcom.

“When ‘Allo ‘Allo! finished in 1992, Vicki set up a personal appearance company as an agency for celebrity speakers,” Elder said.

“It was a very busy period and I thoroughly enjoyed being in the thick of it.”

The play was written by TV show creators David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd but follows a new storyline.

Elder plays the caf proprietor’s wife Edith, while Joondanna’s Lara Brunini portrays Yvette and Mimi is played by Scarborough’s Georgina Kling.

Director Andrew Watson said the show would have wide appeal.

“The stage version not only brings the characters back to life, but maintains the show’s intrinsic political non-correctness,” he said.

The play runs at Stirling Theatre in Innaloo on April 27 to 29 and May 3 to 6 and 10 to 12.

Tickets cost $22 for adults, $20 concession and $18 for members.

Book on 9446 9120 and at www.trybooking.com/TWTW/

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