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Kintbury Players -'Allo 'Allo

29th November to 1st December 2001.

This review was by one of the audience.

KINTBURY PLAYERS – 'ALLO 'ALLO, directed by Carole Balfour, Coronation Hall, Kintbury

The Kintbury Players promised on their poster advertising their production of 'Allo 'Allo that they had ways of making us laugh and they certainly lived up to that promise on Saturday.

Chris Trigwell, perfectly cast as Rene, guided the audience through the general mayhem which unfolded around him, cleverly "freezing" the action on-stage at times to explain the complicated plot (yes, it was the one about the fallen Madonna with the big boobies) .

Mary Staddon played his excruciating wife, Edith, in an excruciating manner. Brilliant performance when she sang in Edith's own special way - especially considering Mary's usual musical talents.

This was a big cast for the Kintbury Players and regrettably there is not room to mention everyone by name, but they were all a pleasure to watch from Helga's (Rosemary Trigwell) hilarious striptease down to her swastika underwear to Captain Alberto Bertorelli (played by Graeme Coulam). However, special mention should go to Philip Wilson for his wonderful set design. The bed scene was a masterpiece in construction as was the rest of the set.

The Kintbury Players proved once again that they are the masters of double entendres. Perhaps their next production should be "Carry on Kintbury"??

Well done Kintbury Players and thanks for a hugely entertaining evening.