Preview: 'Allo 'Allo To Be Celebrated Onstage

'Allo 'Allo's Mimi Lebonq, otherwise known as actress Sue Hodge, who starred in the legendary BBC series, is returning to the London stage nearly twenty years after the original stage production at The Palladium.

In a celebration of the hit series, 'Allo 'Allo Again! is a witty insight with hilarious behind the scenes stories during the making of one of the most successful British TV series ever. “It was an absolute thrill being part of television history," says Sue. "We all got on so well, it was like a family, although we did play some naughty tricks on some of the cast, particularly if we were hanging around waiting to start filming. Mimi is just like me really," jokes Sue, who played the character for 62 episodes. "I loved doing all the stunts suggested by those genius writers, David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd. I don’t think today's BBC's Health and Safety policy would allow us to get away with all the explosions, crushings and flying that we did back then!”

The pint-sized pocket firework and heroine of the ray-zist-ance, Mimi Lebonq is appearing at London`s Museum of Comedy for a one-off special to launch her new book Mimi's Memoirs. Sue recalls the instant recognition she had after her first appearance in the legendary series.  “After months of filming I was so taken aback by the attention. Some people just shouted 'Mimi' across the road, while others wanted to chat. When I saw this, I knew we had created something special that would last.” 

'Allo 'Allo remains a worldwide smash hit with previous viewing figures topping 24 million each week in the UK alone. The stage show sold out in its worldwide tours and at its long run at the London Palladium, and has recently been aired on TV once more building a whole new generation of laughter-loving fans. Sue recently featured in a TV Comedy Legends cruise and appeared in her 40th Pantomime, something she loves. “There’s nothing quite like a pantomime to bring all the family together, ` she says. Last year was a first for me as I played Nurse Mimi in Robin Hood!”

Sue Hodge appears at The Museum of Comedy on Sunday, October 1 at 2pm. Tickets here.

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