There’s a treat in store for all fans of the sitcom ‘Dad’s Army’ – the show and its cast of wonderful characters will be brought to life on the stage of the Dolman Theatre next week.
All the favourites will be on parade as Newport Playgoers present three fun-packed episodes of the classic TV programme, including ‘The Deadly Detachment’ in which the bumbling Home Guard capture a German U-boat crew.
Written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, the show tells of the exploits of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard as they defend their quaint town against the might of the Nazi invasion force.
Led by bumbling bank manager Captain Mainwaring (Richard Dymond) and effete Sergeant Wilson (Eammon Corbett) the platoon boasts an unlikely fighting force of the elderly local butcher, Corporal Jones (Rob Jacob), fast-talking spiv Private Walker (Jes Hynes) and mother’s boy Private Pike (Ryan Salter).
The show follows on from Newport Playgoers’ success with the stage version of another hit TV series, ‘Fawlty Towers’, last year.
‘Dad’s Army’ is at the Dolman Theatre from 16 – 19 January 2012 at 7.15 pm, with an extra matinee performance on the Saturday at 2.30 pm. To book tickets call 01633 263670 or visit www.dolmantheatre.co.uk.