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Dad's Army Radio Hour

  • Ramsden Memorial Hall Ramsden (map)


Dad’s Army Radio Hour

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 classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes 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 earlier this year 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!


'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

Tickets are £25.00 each, to include an interval supper of 'Lord Woolton Pie' - a dish created by The Savoy Hotel during the Second World War.
Contact Ian Walton for more information and tickets ( cheques made payable to Cottage Opera Productions).

Call Ian on 01993 868 222



Earlier Event: May 5
Oxfordshire Art Weeks