Privates on Parade 2012

Opened: December 1, 2012
Closing: March 02, 2013

Privates on Parade - 2012 - West End History , Info & More

Private Steven Flowers is posted to the Song and Dance Unit in South East Asia where serving under the flamboyant Captain Terri Dennis he discovers it takes more than just a uniform to become a man.



Simon Russell Beale plays the cross-dressing Captain Dennis whose performances of Marlene Dietrich, Vera Lynn and Carmen Miranda form the centrepiece of Peter Nichols‘ award-winning comedy set against the murderous backdrop of the Malaysian campaign at the end of the Second World War.


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BWW Reviews PRIVATES ON PARADE, Noël Coward Theatre, December 10 2012
by Becky Brewis - December 15, 2012


Privates on Parade is the first in a season of five plays at the Noël Coward Theatre, where the newly-formed Michael Grandage company has set up camp. Getting the season off to a cracking start, Simon Russell Beale plays the witty, warm-hearted drag queen, Acting Captain Terri Dennis, in this classic play by Peter Nichols.

Privates on Parade History

Other Productions of Privates on Parade

1977   West End Original London Production
West End
1979   Regional (US) US Premiere
Regional (US)
1989   Off-Broadway
Off-Broadway
1989   Off-Broadway Off-Broadway Revival
Off-Broadway
2012   West End Michael Grandage Company Production
West End
2012   West End
West End

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