Sue Hodge brings `Allo `Allo back to life at the Churchil Theatre, Bromley
PUBLISHED: 16:16 20 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:16 20 March 2018
It may have finished 25 years ago, but the popularity and fan base of BBC sitcom `Allo `Allo is always growing.
Sue Hodge, also known as heroine of the ray-zist-ance, Mimi Labonq, will be bringing a hilarious musical celebration of the hit TV series and stage show to Bromley.
In a witty insight with hilarious behind the scenes stories during the making of one of the most successful British TV series ever, Sue recalls and reminisces, giving the audience a new light on the much-loved show.
Sue said: “The show explores the goings-on of the series.
“It’s all about the truth behind the making of the show.
“I wrote the original script for a cruise show and they loved it - the first half tells the story of Mimi’s journey but everyone else is also explored, there is also the opportunity for questions from the audience.”
`Allo `Allo remains a worldwide smash hit in 93 countries, with previous viewing figures topping 24 million each week in the UK alone, and the stage show sold out in its international tours and at its long run at the London Palladium.
25 years later and `Allo `Allo is now regularly aired on BBCTV once more, adding a whole new generation of laughter-loving fans.
Speaking about how the show has stood the test of time, Sue said: “I think the reason it’s popularity has remained is because the show is history and it doesn’t date.
“It is such a nice family-friendly show.
“People still approach us all the time asking if we will be doing any reunions - they always want us to work on stuff together.”
In `Allo `Allo, Again! Sue Hodge presents a visual feast of laughter and music, with Keith `Paddington` Richards at the piano, as she recalls the antics of the well-loved cast in the golden age of TV comedy.
When asked how it felt to revisit a character from such a long time ago, Sue said: “I was able to step back into her shoes as if it were only yesterday.
“There were no challenges for me getting back into character at all, it felt wonderful.”
Sue also revealed she still has close connections to her ‘Allo family, and is still in touch with Vicky Michelle (Yvette) and many others.
Sue added: “An awful lot of charity work has also been connected to the show, with a lot of fundraising done for Help for Heroes.
“It’s always nice to feel you are giving back.”
A splash of clever comedy and witty music adds the final touches to the unique show, filled with memories and entertainment for all fans of classic TV gold.
Sue added: “It’s just really enjoyable and great fun to be a part of and watch.”
Sue has also written her first book, Mimi’s Memoirs ‘Allo ‘Allo, which is available to buy now.
The show will take place at the Churchill Theatre, High Street, on Saturday, April 14 at 2pm.
Tickets cost £20 and will include afternoon tea at the interval.
They can be bought by visiting https://churchilltheatre.co.uk/Online/tickets-allo-allo-bromley-2018.