Dad’s Army Radio Hour

Touring nationally in 2018 – dates below.

Based on the classic BBC sitcom by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, and the radio adaptations by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles.  Performed by David Benson and Jack Lane with direction by Owen Lewis and sound design by Tom Lishman.

Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV series. Celebrating 50 years of Perry and Croft’s quintessential sitcom, which won the ‘Best One-Liner’ accolade in a poll of comedians conducted earlier this year by Gold, with the immortal words “Don’t tell him, Pike”.

Double Fringe First Award winner David Benson (star of Think No Evil of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams and Boris: World King) and Jack Lane (Wisdom Of A Fool) star in this acclaimed show’s London premiere season following a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe. Featuring favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation!

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“What a feat of mimicry! Pretty much perfect. A deluxe fan event… uses wild skill to make us feel a warming, fond reverie.” – The Times

“The best-loved of all British comedies.” – Daily Telegraph

“Benson and Lane’s impersonations are peerless, the show an absolute treat from start to finish. Wonderful stuff!” – Daily Mail

“Lewis’s direction and Lishman’s sound design give real light and shade in which the two versatile performers shine” – The Arts Desk

★★★★★ “Classic British comedy recreated by two classic performers. A show not to miss” – Southside Advertiser

UK Tour Dates 2018

Date City Venue Box Office Website
01-02 May Lancaster Dukes 01524 598 500
04 May Belfast Theatre At The Mill 028 9034 0202
06 May Ramsden Memorial Hall 01993 868222
09 May Poole Lighthouse 01202 280000
10 May Brindley Runcorn 0151 907 8360
11 May Southport Atkinson 01704 533333
12 May Leicester Little Theatre 0116 2551302
13 May Lincoln New Theatre Royal
17 May Brighton Open Air Theatre
18 May Teignmouth Pavilions 01626 249049
19 May Great Torrington Plough 01805 624624
22 May Bedford Quarry 01234 362337
23 May Hemel Hempstead Old Town Hall 01442 228091
24 May New Milton Forest Arts 01425 619983
25 May Richmond Theatre 0844 871 7651
26 May Margate Theatre Royal 01843 292795
27 May Bracknell South Hill Park 01344 484123
03 June Whithorn Swallow 01988 850368
14 June Saddleworth Millgate 01457 874644
15 June Bridport Arts Centre 01308 424204
16 June Cheltenham Town Hall 0844 576 2210
19 June Haverhill Arts Centre 01440 714140
20 June Darwen Library Theatre 0844 847 1664
21 June York Theatre Royal 01904 623568
22 June Peterborough Broadway 01733 306071
23 June Tenterden The Barn at Smallhythe Place 01580 762334


Sample flyer from Edinburgh Fringe 2017 (click to enlarge) –