REVIEW: 'Allo 'Allo, Lyndhurst Drama and Musical Society, The Vernon Theatre, Lyndhurst (From Daily Echo)
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REVIEW: 'Allo 'Allo, Lyndhurst Drama and Musical Society, The Vernon Theatre, Lyndhurst
JEREMY Lloyd and David Croft’s stage version of ’Allo, ’Allo is instantly recognisable to anyone who recalls their popular TV series, as it features most of the well-known characters and catchphrases.
A supremely silly, yet well constructed and very English farce, it shows why they are such a successful writing duo.
Tightly managed, well staged and directed with flair by Jenny Green, the pacing of the production never flagged for a moment.
The cast worked very hard to make their own mark on these recognisable characters, while also having fun in the process.
Neville Green (Rene Artois) was a solid anchorman, the centre of the show, guiding the audience through the ever-changing storyline.
Fiona Crosthwaite Eyre was just right as his deluded chanteuse wife Edith – her dire cabaret was a masterly performance. Shawn Condra made an impression as the preening Captain Bertorelli, while Sarah Short stole her scenes as the star of the Resistance, Michelle.