Dad's Army Marches On
Calibre Productions celebrated the 40th anniversary of the BBC’s much-loved comedy Dad’s Army, by launching Dad’s Army: the Lost Episodes on a 35 week Number 1 tour of the UK ending in June 2008. Lovingly recreated for the stage, this fabulous production offered two classic episodes, including the award-winning ‘Deadly Attachment’, plus an opportunity to see a further two episodes that had been lost since the originals were carelessly erased by BBC engineers. The tour was a great success, picking up 5 star reviews and playing to packed houses along the way.
But Dad’s Army on tour doesn’t end there. Writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft agreed to make four more original scripts available for the stage so the UK’s favourite Home Guard platoon were able to tread the boards once more in Spring 2010 in Dad’s Army Marches On. The same team who cleverly breathed life into the Lost Episodes dusted down their uniforms and polished their medals to bring these much loved characters back to theatres across the UK. Leslie Grantham put his his best foot forward as Pte. Walker while Timothy Kightley, who rightly won handsome praise from the critics, reprised his role as Capt. Mainwaring.
Dad's Army Marches On features classic episodes hand-picked by legendary writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft and includes adaptations of their own personal favourites, 'Branded' and 'Mum's Army' to create an evening of nostalgic pleasure and madcap mayhem with the would-be heroes of Walmington-on-Sea.
***** Good old-fashioned family entertainment The Scotsman
**** The perfect cast are a joy. What's on Stage
**** Golden beneath the khaki Daily Mail