Well, I have to say I have been humbled by the response to our Production of Blackadder Goes Forth. It has simply been a special experience. The quality of the characterisation is amazing. Our Blackadder- JamieBen Wilson Hill as Gen. Melchett was simply outstanding.
Wow! What an amazing success our run of 'Allo 'Allo turned out to be!
When Daniel Harrison and I sat down to nut out the possibility of doing a show in January, we were concerned that this time is usually a little quiet and we wondered how many shows we could fill. Well, we totally under estimated the demand! We need up squeezing an extra show into the mix and still had to turn people away!
I loved playing Rene, the sane one amongst a plethora of crazy characters! It was such a pleasure to have a cast of 16 and no weak link!
We love coming out at the end of the night and chatting to the audience. Great to hear audience member after audience member telling us how authentic our characterisations were- all the hard work - worked!
Cheers- Matt Barry
Five rehearsals down and we are well into shaping our Dinner Theatre production of 'Allo 'Allo!
The focus has been on characterisation, how the characters sound and move. Interestingly we have been listening carefully, and have noticed that the Actors, who are all English, own English accents come through. So, we have been rehearsing in with English accents and then overlaying the French & German- it has made all the difference!
It is with great excitement that Boxboards Theatre announces the line up for our January season of the classic BBC comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo.
The audience will meet and interact with three groups of people in the world of ‘Allo ‘Allo – the eccentric Café Frenchmen, the stoic German Soldiers and the consistorial French Resistance.
In the Café’ our hapless Café owner Rene’ Artois and his tone-deaf wife Edith are brought to life by
Matthew Barry and Marnie O’Mara both of Faulty Tales fame! Of course, Rene’s café would not run without its vivacious waitresses Yvette Carte-Blanch and Maria Reclaimer who are played by Jessica Neale and Bernadette Maillate’. Brett Wright is to reveal the many disguises of Monsieur Leclerc.
Colonel Von Strohm, the town commandant, his assistant Captain Hans Geering, and the dour General Von Schmelling are each played by Peter Hazell, Adam Ryder and Ben Wilson-Hill. The implacable Herr Otto Flick of the Gestapo and his muse, Helga Geerhart are to be created by Craig Wynn-Jones and Helen Watkins.
The wonderfully sensitive Lieutenant Gruber is to be played by Mark Wotherspoon and Luke Spiteri will act the egotistically romantic Captain Alberto Bertorelli.
In the world of the French Resistance, Michelle Debois is crafted by Michelle O’Rielly while her linguistically challenged Policeman, Officer Crabtree, will be fashioned by Mark Barry.
Hiding here there and everywhere are the irrepressible British Airmen, Fairfax and Carstairs, who are to be delivered by Ben Wilson-Hill and Scott Wotherspoon.
The audience had a ball on Saturday night and so did the cast. We think this might have been the biggest night this season!
As usual, Bazil's Hotel played host to an amazing array of Famous Faces . This night appearances were made by The Von Trapp family, Richard Branson, James Bond, Joanna Lumley and Tiny Tim just to name a few! As Bazil says "This Hotel is nothing if to a pit-stop for the rich and famous!"
One very brave lady took Bazil on and ended up with a little water The evening finished with this same lady gaining 'vengeance' as she poured a full jug of water over the collapsed Bazil! This revived him and, a wet hug later ,they were the best of friends!