THERE’LL be trouble in the holiday camp as summer draws to a close for Sutton’s Green Hut Theatre Company.

The thespians are recreating the shenanigans in a Butlins-style camp during the late 1950s as they revive popular 1980s sitcom Hi-De-Hi.

There’ll be romantic intrigue, financial chicanery and dreams of stardom for the mismatched members of the entertainment staff.

The group first turned Sutton Village Hall into the Maplins camp almost a decade ago and it was so successful that they are staging the comedy again.

The Yellowcoats will mingle with the punters, and as well as a sit-down supper the audience will be able to join in with the Knobbly Knees contest and Glamorous Grandmother competition.

But most of the laughter will be on stage in a play lovingly stitched together from two or three episodes of the hugely-successful series.

There’s Jeffrey, the ineffectual entertainments director who lurches from one disaster to another and really can’t hold his drink.

There’s chief Yellowcoat Gladys, the Welsh sexpot who shamelessly pursues Geoffrey despite the risk of his estranged wife’s solicitor finding out.

Ted the wheeler-dealing camp host has his own marital problems, as his ex-wife descends on Maplins in search of overdue alimony payments.

Ted’s long-suffering sidekick Spike, the comedian-in-training, finds himself wearing increasingly outlandish costumes and jealously guarding his spot as ‘the guy who falls in the pool’.

There’s non-stop marital disharmony from ageing ballroom champions Yvonne and Barry, strange smells from riding instructor Fred and not-so-cheery banter from Mr Partridge, the children’s entertainer who hates children.

And last but not least, there’s loveable chalet maid Peggy Ollerenshaw who dreams of becoming a Yellowcoat

The original show, filmed on a real holiday camp, was written by Dad’s Army creators Jimmy Perry and David Croft and ran for several years.

The title was the greeting the campers heard from the Yellowcoats and other entertainers who featured in the comic stories. The series gained large audiences and won a BAFTA as Best Comedy Series in 1984.

Hi-De-Hi sees the Green Hut Theatre Company continuing its second run of TV sitcoms which are proving popular with audiences each September.

The Sutton group first presented Hi-de-Hi! eight years ago following its successful productions of ‘Allo, ‘Allo, and Are You Being Served?.

The group went on to perform Up Pompeii, the Frankie Howard sitcom set in Rome, then revived ‘Allo ‘Allo before performing The Vicar Of Dibley last year.

Hi-De-Hi will be performed at Sutton Village Hall on Friday and Saturday, September 8 and 9 at 7.15pm. Call 01535 632289 to book tickets.

Sutton’s Green Hut Theatre Company will present its annual panto at Sutton Hall from December 6 to 9.

After several years staging some of the most popular pantomime stories, like Cinderella, Dick Whittington and Aladdin, the group is giving the “he’s behind you!” treatment to fairytale Red Riding Hood.

The group’s annual musical next year will be Oliver! from April 18 to 21. Auditions will be held on September 20 and 21. Anyone interested should call 07897 247733 for further information.