For those of you that know us – you’ll be aware that as soon as we finish one production, we begin rehearsals for the next. Quartet ended on Saturday and today is the day to don our yellowcoats and head off to Maplins holiday camp for some Hi-De-Hi fun!
Fresh from his role in Quartet, Guy Peskin will be taking the helm as director for this fun filled trip down memory lane.
It’s the start of a new season and founder Joe Maplin announces that he is setting up a camp in the Bahamas and needs female yellowcoats (entertainers) to go and work there. The annual “Miss Yellowcoat” competition will decide who. Imagine the rivalry! Camp cleaner Peggy, meanwhile, is thrilled at the prospect of a vacancy for a new yellowcoat and convinces Entertainments Manager Jeffrey that she is the ideal candidate for the job. Ted is forced to employ numerous money-making schemes when his ex wife turns up at the camp with a bailiff in tow and Yvonne and Barry Stuart-Hargreaves send the rumour mill into its usual overdrive when Gladys is overheard escorting Jeffrey into his chalet late one evening.
With all the characters you remember from the shows, this promises to be a great experience for cast and audiences alike. Hi-de-hi, campers!