Note from the Director ...
'Allo'Allo ran on television for far longer than the original programmers planned. Why would that be? For me, the answer lies in our need to have a good laugh, and this 'send up' of a serious war drama provided many. Amazingly, 'Allo'Allo ran for ten years - there were nine series comprising of 85 episodes in total - and a staggering seventeen million of us tuned in every week at it's peak! While we cannot downplay the awful tragedy of war, we can appreciate those immersed in the everyday life of such an existence and realise that they too needed to find humour.
Every stage production is a supreme team effort. 'Allo'Allo is a complex piece to stage given the number of set areas (and we even cut those down!) and the number of props and costumes required. I have been fortunate to have an amazingly talented and patient team - from the large cast to those co-ordinating props and wardrobe, constructing sets, the sound and lighting crew to the production and publicity team. I especially want to mention Angela Davis and Trixie Bennett, my producers, because without their help none of this would have been possible.
Rob Nicholls, Director