Dad’s Army Radio Hour

Special dining version at Edinburgh Fringe – tickets here
Autumn 2018 UK tour 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 – Autumn 2018 

Date City Venue Box Office Website
16-Sep Rye Festival 01797 224442 www.ryeartsfestival.org.uk
20-Sep Bishops Stortford Rhodes Arts Complex 01279 710 200 www.rhodesartscomplex.co.uk
12-Oct Hedge End The Berry Theatre 023 8065 2333 www.theberrytheatre.co.uk
14-Oct Tewkesbury The Roses Theatre 01684 295074 www.rosestheatre.org
19-20 Oct Blackpool Grand 01253 290190 www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk
21-Oct Herts The Radlett Centre 01923 859291 www.radlettcentre.co.uk
23-Oct Cambridge Mumford Theatre 01223 352932 www.anglia.ac.uk
24-Oct Suffolk Halesworth Arts Festival 01986 874264 www.halesworthartsfestival.org.uk
03-Nov Birmingham Old Rep 0121 359 9444 www.oldreptheatre.co.uk
13-Nov Guildford Yvonne Arnaud 01483 44 00 00 www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk
14-15 Nov Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal 01284 769505 www.theatreroyal.org
27-Nov Basingstoke The Haymarket 01256 844244 www.anvilarts.org.uk
28-Nov Chelmsford Cramphorn Studio 01245 606505 www.chelmsford.gov.uk

 

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