‘Allo ‘Allo

A comedy by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft, based on the popular TV comedy series, and following the adventures of René, the hapless café owner in war-torn occupied France.

Performed by BATS at St. Teilo’s Church Hall, Bishopston on Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th, Thursday 29th, Friday 30th and Saturday 31st of March 2012.


  • Jaimes Cooper

Cast (in order of appearance)

  • ‘René’ ~ Stewart Hiorns
  • ‘Edith’ ~ Doreen Davies
  • ‘Yvette’ ~ Sam Fox
  • ‘Leclerc’ ~ Keith Gwynne
  • ‘Michelle’ ~ Sian Cole
  • ‘Mimi’ ~ Helen Gwilliam
  • Peasants, Airmen ~ Neil Chamberlain
  • German Soldiers ~ Ian Evans
  • ‘Colonel Kurt von Strohm’ ~ Steve Nelson
  • ‘Captain Bertorelli’ ~ Barry Cooper
  • ‘Herr Otto Flick’ ~ Roger Bell
  • ‘Helga’ ~ Heather Cooper
  • ‘Lieutenant Gruber’ ~ Marcus Brace
  • ‘General von Schmelling’ ~ Tony Currell
  • ‘Crabtree’ ~ Piers Morgan-Harvey


  • Stage Crew ~ Alan Bailey, Mike Turner, Malcolm Poole, Linda Nelson, Arthur Childs
  • Sound & Lighting ~ Alan Bailey
  • Prompt ~ Ros Brace
  • Props ~ Julie Greenwood
  • Costumes ~ Heather Cooper
  • Hair & Make-up ~ Julie Greenwood, Joyce Childs
  • Front-of-house, Refreshments ~ Malcolm Poole, Jill Poole, Geoff Davies, Mary Turner, Maureen Bailey, Val Hiorns, Arthur Childs, Mike Turner, Philippa Cooper, Sarah Govier and cast members

Director’s Note

Welcome to our Spring production of 2012. This year marks our 45th year as a society, a truly momentous achievement for a purely voluntary group. Having been involved with the BATS for 28 years I have seen a vast array of changes both in people and production and yet the constant support and hard work BATS gets from everyone involved both on stage and off never ceases to amaze me. I would like to thank everyone who has helped put together ‘Allo ‘Allo.

‘Allo ‘Allo is a comedy based on the highly successful TV series that ran for 9 series. It brings together all the favourite characters from the show and typifies British comedy in its ability to find the funny in the face of extreme tragic times. I hope you enjoy the play as much as we have enjoyed making it and, if you do, please let your friends and relations know what they are missing. If you have any comments at all, good or bad, please let any of us know or put your comments on the website.

This year also marked the departure from the Society of Dave Spear. Dave has been involved with the BATS for 33 years and has acted and directed in over 30 plays. I have personally known Dave for 30 years where I first met him as my teacher in Bishopston Comprehensive School. We all wish him the best in his thespian ‘retirement’ and want to let him know he will be sorely missed.


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