Dad's Army Radio Show


Wednesday 31 October 2018


Off-West End - Shows

Based on the classic BBC sitcom by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, David Benson and Jack Lane star In Dad's Army Radio Show, due at Wilton's Musical Hall this January.
Dad's Army Radio Show at Wilton's Music Hall

Image: Wilton's Music Hall


Dad's Army Radio Show will run for a week at Wilton's Music Hall from Tuesday 22 January to Saturday 26 January, 2019 prior to a 20-date UK tour (full details of which are yet to be announced).


Actors David Benson and Jack Lane play 25 characters in this innovative staging of three classic Dad's Army radio episodes based on favourite scripts from the original TV series.


Dad's Army Radio Show celebrates 50 years of Jimmy Perry and David Croft's quintessential sitcom, which won the Best One-Liner accolade in a poll of comedians conducted by digital channel Gold, with the immortal words "Don't tell him, Pike" from The Deadly Attachment episode.


This London run coincides with news that three long-lost Dad's Army episodes wiped by the BBC - Under Fire, A Stripe for Frazer and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker - are to be remade with an all-star cast by Gold in 2019.


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) present a selection of classic radio episodes, based on the BBC Radio 4 radio adaptations created by Michael Snoad and Harold Knowles, featuring favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation!


The featured episodes are:


Mum's Army


Captain Mainwaring allows women into his platoon but rumours begin to circulate that he has become personally involved with one of the new members.


First shown on TV: 20 November, 19709. 1st radio broadcast: 29 April 1975.


The Deadly Attachment


The platoon is ordered to guard the crew of a sunken U-Boat until help arrives from HQ.


This is delayed, and the platoon must guard their Nazi prisoners through the night.


First shown on TV: 31 October, 1973. 1st radio broadcast: 4 May 1976.


Round And Round Went The Great Big Wheel


The platoon is assigned "special duties" as a new weapon is tested near Walmington-on-Sea.


However, their mission takes an unexpected turn ...


First shown on TV: 22 December, 1972. 1st radio broadcast: 20 April 1976.


And here's the trailer for the stage show ...



Synopsis


Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of three classic radio episodes based on favourite scripts from the original TV series.


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) present a selection of classic radio episodes featuring favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation!


Cast


David Benson

Jack Lane


Creatives


Author: Based on the classic BBC sitcom by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Director: Owen Lewis
Sound: Tom Lishman
Production: James Seabright

Venue


Wilton's Music Hall
1 Graces Alley (off Ensign Street)
London
E1 8JB

Dates


From: Tuesday 22 January 2019

Closes: Saturday 26 January 2019

Tickets


Standard: £15.50 - £25

Concessions: £13.50 - £23


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Links


Show website
ActDrop full listing for Dad's Army Radio Show

Dad's Army - Wikipedia

Dad's Army - BBC


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