Classic British comedy comes to the Playhouse

HOBART Repertory Theatre is proud to be taking its audiences back to 1940s Britain this May to experience World War II through the eyes of ‘Dad’s Army’, the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard.

Join Dad’s Army as three classic episodes of this much-loved BBC sitcom – made between 1968 and 1977 – are performed.

This includes the ‘The Deadly Attachment’, ‘Mum’s Army’ and ‘The Godiva Affair’.

Reminisce (or expose yourself) to its delightful characters, the pompous Captain Mainwaring, dutiful Sergeant Wilson, endearing Corporal Jones and innocent Private Pike, as well as memorable one-liners such as: ‘Do you think that’s wise, Sir?’, ‘You stupid boy!’ and, ‘Don’t panic’.

Eighty episodes of Dad’s Army were produced, accompanied by its memorable theme, ‘Who do you think you are kidding, Mr Hitler’, and declared number 13 in a BBC poll of Britain’s best sitcoms.

Come and see some of Hobart’s theatrical veterans and fresh new blood, like Ian McQueen, Phillip Couch and Mike Casey, as they bring this classic television series to life on the Playhouse stage.

Directed by Roger Chevalier, Dad’s Army promises to be a treat too good to be missed.

Dad’s Army will be showing at the Playhouse Theatre, Bathurst Street, Hobart from 17 May to 1 June 2019.

Performances are Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm, matinees on Sunday 26 May at 3.30pm and Saturday 1 June at 2pm.

Book at www.playhouse.org.au or phone 6234 1536.

Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Playhouse Box Office from 11am to 2pm from Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Sunday.

Caption: From left, Ian McQueen, Phillip Crouch, Mike Casey and Roger Chevalier, who will be starring in Dad’s Army from 17 May to 1 June. Photo credit: Wayne Wagg.