Two actors play 25 characters in Dad’s Army Radio Hour, a brilliant staging of classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV series.
Dad’s Army Radio Hour 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 earlier this year by Gold, with the immortal words “Don’t tell him, Pike”.
Dad’s Army is the classic BBC television sitcom about the Walmington-on-Sea platoon of the British Home Guard, a group of local volunteers otherwise ineligible for military service – usually due to age, leading to the nickname “Dad’s Army”. Their role – in theory, at least – was to act as a secondary defence force in case of invasion, but in reality they rarely saw any conflict.
Running for nine series and 80 episodes, Dad’s Army instead made light of their life on the edges of the war effort to hilarious effect, with years of memorable scenes still playing on television today. A new feature film was also released in 2016, starring the likes of Bill Nighy, Sir Michael Gambon, Toby Jones and Sir Tom Courtenay.
Arriving in London at the culmination of a UK tour including a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017, Dad’s Army Radio Hour is directed by Owen Lewis, with immersive sound design by Tom Lishman. The show is produced by James Seabright.
Double Fringe First Award winner David Benson (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, featuring favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation!
Classic British comedy recreated by two classic performers, Dad’s Army Radio Hour will delight fans of the series and newcomers alike in the uniquely atmospheric setting of the Crazy Coqs space at Live At Zédel.