DAD'S ARMY Launches UK Tour At The British Library
David Benson ('Goodnight Sweetheart' and 'One Man, Two Guvnors)' and Jack Lane ('Wisdom of a Fool' and '7 Days') transport the audience right back to Walmington on Sea playing all the characters between them.
This 2020 tour features three classic TV episodes - 'When You've Got To Go', 'My Brother and I' and 'Never Too Old' - that were never performed on radio - and now newly-adapted by Benson and Lane with scripts approved and authorised by the Perry/Croft estate' - complete with sound effects, vintage music and all of Perry and Croft's beloved characters and catchphrases. Highly acclaimed by critics and by audiences of all ages.
Press are invited to review this brand new production as the tour launches on Friday 31 January in London at The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB. Show starts at 7pm.
"We have been given special permission by the Estates of David Croft and Jimmy Perry to adapt tonight's episodes for the first time," says Benson. "It is a huge honour for us. We take the responsibility of bringing the work of these great dramatists to life again very seriously."
Jack Lane adds, "Our aim has always been to be as true to the original, in finding the voices and mannerisms of the characters, as possible. No messing about it with it or trying to be 'cleverer than it was' by sending it up - we love Dad's Army as much our audiences do and it is a privilege for us to have the opportunity to share our delight in our nation's best-loved sit-com with audience's all over the UK."
Sound Designer Daniel Barnes. Original Production directed by Owen Lewis.
Produced by Engine Shed and Something For The Weekend.
Friday 31 January at 7pm
The British Library
96 Euston Road
4 - 6 February
The Little Theatre
The Harlequin Theatre
Swansea Grand Theatre
The Old Laundry Theatre
The Hulabaloo at Darlington Hippodrome
Walsall Arena & Arts Centre
Tamworth Assembly Rooms
Peel, Isle of Man
Theatre Royal Margate
New Wolsey Theatre
Clacton On Sea
The West Cliff Theatre
The Capitol Theatre
Hanger Farm Arts Centre
New Theatre Royal
The Corn Hall
Queens Hall Arts Centre
17 - 19 April
Dad's Army Appreciation Society Weekend
The Carnegie Room Thetford