A STAGE version of the beloved TV sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo is set to come to Whitehaven’s Rosehill Theatre.

The Whitehaven and District Amateur Operatic Society are returning to the Rosehill to tell the story of café owner René Artois in Nazi occupied France during the second world war.

Unfortunately for René, he has been forced to hide a priceless portrait for the Germans whilst also hiding two British airman for the French resistance, not to mention trying to keep the affairs he is having with his two waitresses a secret from his tone-deaf wife.

When it is announced that Hitler himself is going to visit the town René finds himself pulled into a madcap scheme to assassinate him.

News and Star: René played by Simon Armstrong René played by Simon Armstrong (Image: WADAOS)The sitcom contains some of the most iconic characters in TV history and stepping up to play René, played originally by Gordan Kaye, is Simon Armstrong whilst René’s long suffering wife Edith, who was played by Carmen Silvera in the original series, is being played by Wendy Warden.

Colonel Von Strohm is to be played by Geoff England, Herr Flick of the Gestapo will be played by James Ridehalgh and Helga will be portrayed by Tracy McOuat.

This is the first performance for the society since their Autumn production of ‘The Addams Family’ musical, which went ahead with great success.

News and Star: Edith played by Wendy WardenEdith played by Wendy Warden (Image: WADAOS)The society have taken on some of the most iconic shows in theatre throughout their 119-year history, with past shows including ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Oliver’ and ‘Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’.

With all the loveable characters from this beloved TV show given a new lease of life, ‘Allo ‘Allo is a ‘loving homage’ to the original sitcom and is directed by James Last with music by Mike Ames.

The Whitehaven and District Amateur Operatic Society have promised a ‘riotous adventure’ through occupied France involving British airmen, hidden radios, priceless portraits and parrot salesmen.

Tickets are on sale now through the Rosehill Theatre website with the show running for four nights from Wednesday, March 29 until Saturday, April 1.