ABOUT THE PLAY

“Dad’s Army” has been enjoyed by people of all ages for nearly fifty years. Brought to our T.V. screens by comedy legends, Jimmy Perry and David Croft, its popularity has endured to the present day.The Roan Theatre Company is delighted to reprise its highly successful production of “Dad’s Army” for its first presentation at the Bob Hope Theatre. We present three episodes from the T.V. series: “The Deadly Attachment”, “The Godiva Affair”, and “Mum’s Army”, plus a musical finale, “The Floral Dance”, written for the “Dad’s Army” stage show and featured in the 1974 Royal Variety Performance. We bring to life again Lance Corporal Jones, Sergeant Wilson, Privates Frazer, Godfrey, Walker and “stupid boy” Pike, all led of course by the pompous Captain Mainwaring. Plus the vicar, the verger, Chief Warden Hodges, Mrs. Fox, Mrs. Pike and the Town Clerk.Oh and don’t forget: “Don’t tell him, Pike!”

 

 

 

 

C U R R E N T   P R O D U C T I O N

 

CAST:

 

Captain Mainwaring.............................Trevor Talbot

Lance Corporal Jones.........................Graham Johnson

Sergeant Wilson..................................Rob Pearson

Private Frazer......................................Alan Walter

Private Godfrey....................................Richard Rickson

Private Pike..........................................Oliver Wills

Private Walker......................................Stuart Mitchell-Smith

Private Day...........................................Gordon Phillips

Private Desmond..................................Simon Perry

Private Hancock...................................Bob Chapman

Private Sponge.....................................Vince Bennett

Private Woods.......................................Roy Moore

The Colonel / The Vicar..........................David Horsburgh

Chief Warden Hodges...........................Val Youngman

The Verger.............................................Steve Morley

Mrs. Fox................................................Andrea Gambell

Mrs. Gray...............................................Glynis Watson

Mrs. Pike................................................Isabel Trafford

Edith Parrish..........................................Francine Gardner

Ivy Samways......................................... Maddy Tunstall

Waitress.................................................Rosalind Walker

Miss Ironside.........................................Joan O'Donoghue

Mrs. Prosser..........................................Jean Wilkins

German U Boat Captain/Town Clerk......Leonard Quaife

U Boat crew members...........................Rob Barnes, Kevin Burness.

                                                               Paul Marshall, Peter Davies,

                                                               Lisa Tidy, Francine Gardner

 

 

 

 

 

 

Production Manager – Ray Stone

Directed by Graham Johnson and Trevor Talbot.

 

 

 

The classic BBC TV comedy series of the Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea who battle daily against the Germans and local ARP Warden Hodges, comes to the stage in these three hilarious episodes.

 

THE DEADLY ATTACHMENT

The platoon have to guard a captured U-Boat Captain and his crew. But fearless Captian Mainwaring incurs German displeasure when he orders the defiant prisoners be served soggy fish and chips!

 

MUM'S ARMY

Mum's Army sees the Home Guard recruiting women but as Mrs Mainwaring "hasn't left the house since Munich", she won't be joining her husband's platoon. So when newcomer Mrs Gray enlists, Captain Mainwaring is set for a brief encounter.

 

 

THE GODIVA AFFAIR

In the Godiva Affair the platoon are rehearsing their Morris Dance routine as part of a fund-raising carnival parade which will include a ride past by Lady Godiva. Unfortunately for Captain Mainwaring, there's a last-minute substitution for Godiva!

 

 

 

Rounding off the night's events is the celebrated 'Floral Dance' sketch.

 

All the well-loved characters are here including: 'Stupid Boy' Pike, 'Don't panic, don't panic' Jonesey, 'Doomed, we're all doomed!' Frazer, 'May I be excused, sir?' Godfrey and all under the command of the redoubtable Captain Mainwaring and the self-effacing deputy Sergeant Wilson.