Dad's Army - May 2008
Cast List (in order of appearance)
This production was our entry in the Kent Drama Association's 2008 Full-Length Play Festival.
Steve Berry won the award for 'Best Actor in a Supporting Role' for his portrayal of Private Frazer.
The Society received runners-up certificates in the following categories:
'Achievement in Wardrobe',
'Best Use of a Small Stage',
'Best Technical Set Design',
'Best Newcomer' (for Simon King's portrayal of Private Pike)
The production recreates three episodes and an additional scene from the popular TV series
"The Deadly Attachment"
The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon has to guard a captured U-boat crew. But the fearless Captain Mainwaring incurs German displeasure when he orders the defiant prisoners to be served soggy fish and chips.
"Your name vill also go in ze book - vot is it?"
"Don't tell him Pike"
"You vill take us to ze harbour; one false move
and I vill pull ze pin from ze grenade in his trousers"
The Home Guard are recruiting women. However, Mrs Mainwaring has not left the house since Münich so she will not be joining her husband's platoon. So when a newcomer with a touch of class, Mrs Gray, joins the platoon, Captain Mainwaring sets tongues wagging with a brief encounter.
Some of the platoon's new recruits
Mrs Gray leaves Walmington
The Godiva Affair"
The platoon are rehearsing their Morris dancing routine as part of a fund-raising carnival parade which will include a ride past by Lady Godiva. After a heated selection process, Captain Mainwaring has a nasty surprise when there is a last minute substitution for Godiva.
Sgt Wilson's hobby-horse raises a few eyebrows
Captain Mainwaring tries to calm the waters between
Mrs Fox and Jones, but ends up making things worse
The Town Clerk gets excited thinking about
Lady Godiva in "fleshings"
Wilson tries to keep Pike away
from the prospective Godivas