Dad’s Army Radio Hour

London run until 21 January at Crazy Coqs – book tickets here.
Touring nationally from March 2018 – dates below.

Based on the classic BBC sitcom by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.  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
22 March London artsdepot 020 8369 5454 www.artsdepot.co.uk
25 March Letchworth Broadway 01462 681088 www.broadway-letchworth.com
26 March Bristol Redgrave 0117 3157 800 www.redgravetheatre.com
29 March Cardiff RWCMD 029 2039 1391 www.rwcmd.ac.uk
30 March Corby The Core 01536 470470 www.thecorecorby.com
31 March Northampton Royal & Derngate 01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk
07 April Maidenhead Norden Farm 01628 788997 www.nordenfarm.org
12 April Horsham Capitol 01403 750220 www.thecapitolhorsham.com
13 April Ipswich New Wolsey 01473 295900 wolseytheatre.co.uk
14-15 April Dorchester Arts Centre 01305 266926 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk
18 April Middlesbrough Theatre 01642 815181 www.middlesbroughtheatre.co.uk
19 April Leyburn St Matthew’s Church 01969 624510 oldschoolhouseleyburn.org
20 April Alnwick Playhouse 01665 510785 www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk
21 April Musselburgh Brunton 0131 665 2240 www.thebrunton.co.uk
25 April London Greenwich Theatre 020 8858 7755 www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk
01-02 May Lancaster Dukes 01524 598 500 www.dukes-lancaster.org
04 May Belfast Theatre At The Mill 028 9034 0202 www.theatreatthemill.com
09 May Poole Lighthouse 01202 280000 www.lighthousepoole.co.uk
10 May Brindley Runcorn 0151 907 8360 www.thebrindley.org.uk
11 May Southport Atkinson 01704 533333 www.theatkinson.co.uk
12 May Leicester Little Theatre 0116 2551302 www.thelittletheatre.net
13 May Lincoln New Theatre Royal www.newtheatreroyallincoln.co.uk
17 May Brighton Open Air Theatre www.brightonopenairtheatre.co.uk
18 May Teignmouth Pavilions 01626 249049 www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk
19 May Great Torrington Plough 01805 624624 www.theploughartscentre.org.uk
22 May Bedford Quarry 01234 362337 www.quarrytheatre.org.uk
23 May Hemel Hempstead Old Town Hall 01442 228091 www.oldtownhall.co.uk
24 May New Milton Forest Arts 01425 619983 www.forest-arts.co.uk
25 May Richmond Theatre 0844 871 7651 www.atgtickets.com/richmond
26 May Margate Theatre Royal 01843 292795 www.theatreroyalmargate.com
27 May Bracknell South Hill Park 01344 484123 www.southhillpark.org.uk
03 June Whithorn Swallow 01988 850368 www.swallowtheatre.co.uk
14 June Saddleworth Millgate 01457 874644 www.saddleworthlive.com
16 June Cheltenham Town Hall 0844 576 2210 www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
22 June Peterborough Broadway 01733 306071 www.thebroadway.today
23 June Tenterden The Barn at Smallhythe Place 01580 762334 www.nationaltrust.org.uk

 

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