Dad's Army Radio Show

Celebrating 50 years of Perry and Croft's quintessential sitcom at NST City.

03 April, 2019

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  • hearing enhancement
  • assistance dogs
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Dad’s Army Radio Show

3 April 19:30 NST City 

Based on the classic BBC sitcom by Jimmy Perry and David Croft

Performed by David Benson and Jack Lane

Directed by Owen Lewis

Sound design by Tom Lishman

 

Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of three classic radio episodes based on favourite scripts 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 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) present a selection of classic radio episodes featuring favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation!

Featured Episodes: Mum’s Army, The Deadly Attachment and Round And Round Went The Great Big Wheel


★★★★★

‘Benson and Lane’s two-man Army are a comedy force to be reckoned with’  

Radio Times

 

'Pretty much perfect feat of mimicry'

The Times

 

★★★★

'Benson and Lane carry it all off beautifully'

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

 

‘Utterly brilliant! The best Dad’s Army recreation I’ve seen.’

Barry Cryer