Tuesday 14th April 7.30pm / Main House

DAD’S ARMY RADIO SHOW


A welcome return to the brilliant Dads Army Radio Show which is back by popular demand!

Two actors, two microphones, over twenty-five characters – and lots of sound effects! The nation’s favourite sitcom returns new-minted in this highly-acclaimed production.

Perry and Croft’s classic BBC sitcom brought gloriously to life. Three episodes of the hugely popular radio series hilariously and lovingly enacted by two master performers. David Benson (Goodnight Sweetheart and One Man, Two Guvnors) and Jack Lane (Wisdom of a Fool and 7 Days) transport the audience right back to Walmington, working from original radio scripts – complete with sound effects, vintage music and all of Perry and Croft’s beloved characters and catchphrases. Highly acclaimed by critics and by audiences of all ages.

Performance Dates and Times

Tuesday 14th April 7.30pm

Full Price: £14.00 (Premier seating available for an additional £1.00 per ticket)

 

Age Guidance: 12+

Running Time: TBC

Cast & Creatives

Cast

DAVID BENSON

Best-known for his performance as Noel Coward in the BBC’s classic war-time comedy Goodnight Sweetheart. David exploded onto the theatre scene with his first solo show Think No Evil of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams, in 1996. The show became an instant classic, winning praises from audiences, critics and Dames Maggie Smith and Barbara Windsor for the accuracy of his portrayal as the Carry On star. He followed this with a succession of solo shows on a wide variety of subjects, including Frankie Howerd, Dr. Johnson, the death of Diana Princess of Wales and an award-winning examination of the Lockerbie bombing. David was nominated for a BBC Audio Best Actor Award for his portrayal as Frankie Howerd in Frankie Takes a Trip. David describes Dad’s Army Radio Show as “the best idea I ever had” and inviting Jack Lane to perform it with him, “the second best idea I ever had!”

 

JACK LANE

Jack founded Engine Shed Theatre Company in 2010. He soon adapted three episodes and two Christmas specials of the classic BBC sitcom Steptoe and Son receiving approval from the original writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. In 2015 Jack premiered Wisdom of a Fool, a self-penned one-man play based on the life and career of comedy icon, Norman Widsom. The play opened to critical acclaim and was endorsed by Wisdom’s estate before embarking on an extensive tour.

 

Creatives

DANIEL BARNES – SOUND DESIGNER

Over the past 10 years Daniel has worked in the industry as a Sound Technician and Designer.

He has created hundreds of different effects for a variety of productions. As well as being Technical Supervisor at The Capitol Theatre, he also runs his own business and tours with various productions throughout the year including No Jacket Required and London Studio Centre.

 

SUZANNA ROSENTHAL – PRODUCER AND GENERAL MANAGER FOR

‘SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND’

Suzanna is managing director of Something for the Weekend and Meadow Rosenthal Ltd.

Credits include – As producer/co-producer: Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (on national and international tour since 2013; Apollo Theatre, West End 10 week run 2015; Lyric Theatre, West End residency since 2016; Olivier Award Winner 2016 for Best Entertainment and Family Show); The B*easts (Bush Theatre – Olivier Awards nominee 2018 for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre – and Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it won a Stage Award for Outstanding Performance); Wisdom of a Fool (national tour); The Man on the Moon (national tour); Flanders & Swann (national tour); Murder She Didn’t Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery (Leicester Square Theatre and national tour); Everything is Illuminated adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer’s internationally acclaimed novel, starring Denise Gough, Gemma Jones and David Ryall (Hampstead Theatre); Crestfall starring Niamh Cusack (Theatre503) and five national tours of An Evening with Sir Roger Moore culminating at the Royal Festival Hall in 2016. Suzanna is also executive producer of the annual London’s Free Open-Air Theatre Season in the 1000-seat amphitheatre outside City Hall on the Thames, The Scoop.

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

We recommend you arrive in good time to collect any tickets – the Box Office will be open for 1 hour prior to any evening events in addition to daytime opening hours.

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

Grab a bite to eat at McKenna’s or why not relax and enjoy a drink in our Playhouse Bar? The bar will be open Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-10.30pm and serves an extensive range of drinks including draught and local bottled beers, wines, a specialist gin list and cocktails.