Von Krakkenvarts Express Fish and Chip Train

It is 1943 in the German occupied village of Wansford-aux-Nene, and at Café René the staff are busy preparing for the birthday of General Von Krakkenvart.  The Germans have arranged a special train to take all of the townsfolk to the party, with Rene and his staff serving le fish and chips to everyone on the trip.

Friday 8th June

£30 per person

 

To Book call 01780 784444

Category: Events in June

Date: Friday, June 8, 2018

To book call 01780 784444

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Date info: 8th June

Friday 8th June 2018

Listen very carefully … we shall say this only once!

   Von Krakkenvart’s Express 

  

It is 1943 in the German occupied village of Wansford-aux-Nene, and at Café René the staff are busy preparing for the birthday of General Von Krakkenvart.  The Germans have arranged a special train to take all of the townsfolk to the party, with Rene and his staff serving le fish and chips to everyone on the trip.

Of course, nothing ever goes smoothly at Café René and this evening will be no exception.  The escaping British airmen have gone missing from their hideout and Michelle of the Resistance is concerned that they may try to escape on the train, right under the noses of the Germans.  Meanwhile, closer to home, Rene is worried that his wife Edith might find out about his affair with waitress Maria.

It is also possible that copies of The Fallen Madonna may be sneaked out of Wansford-aux-Nene during the party, and what if Madame Edith makes good her promise to perform a cabaret act?

The evening is a light hearted tribute to the favourite wartime TV series ‘Allo ‘Allo, so be prepared for over acting, ridiculous accents, national stereotypes and a great deal of fun with some favourite characters! 

The evening begins at 6.30 pm where Rene and his staff will welcome everyone to Wansford-aux-Nene.  After Edith has performed her cabaret act it will be time to board the steam-hauled train for the journey, with a fish and chip supper being served en-route.  A licenced bar will available throughout the evening.

Throughout the event, our characters interact with everyone on board the train, so we recommend dressing up in 1940’s attire, leave your inhibitions at home and immerse yourselves into the chaotic spirit of the occasion

Enjoy a drink from our on board bar car.
Traditional Fish & Chip supper as our train makes its way through Wansford-aux-Nene.
Guests will be seated at tables of four*
The train will depart from Wansford Station only returning at 21:30 approximately.
Booking required to avoid disappointment.  £30  per person

   

   

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