25 February, 2019

Dad’s Army Set to March on Pitlochry

Pitlochry Festival Theatre is all set to be invaded this coming weekend, as Captain Mainwaring’s not-so-crack-troop, make their assault on the Pitlochry stage, Saturday, 2 March, 7.30pm in the form of Dad’s Army Radio Show

The beloved BBC sitcom about the British Home Guard during the Second World War aired from 1968 to 1977 and was written by the multi-award-winning Jimmy Perry and David Croft. The television show ran for nine series - 80 episodes in total – and is still repeated worldwide, along with radio adaptations by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles based on the television scripts.

This staging of classic radio scripts finds two actors impeccably morphing between 25 characters in three classic episodes: Mum’s Army, The Deadly Attachment and Round And Round Went The Great Big Wheel. 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), with direction by Owen Lewis and sound design by Tom Lishman, perform the selection of favourite episodes, celebrating 50 years of Perry and Croft’s quintessential sitcom, which won the ‘Best One-Liner’ accolade in a poll of comedians with the immortal words “Don’t tell him, Pike”.

Through great feats of vocal impersonation come cherished characters, Captain Mainwaring, Sergeant Wilson, Corporal Jones, Private Pike and the rest of the gang, with all those favourite, unforgettable lines: “You stupid boy!”, “Don’t panic! Don’t Panic!”, “We’re all doomed!”, “They don’t like it up ‘em!”…

Dad’s Army Radio Show is a fan event not to be missed, packed with nostalgia in a celebration of one of the best-loved British comedies of all time. To book your tickets, call the Box Office team on 01796 484626 or click here to book online.

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