Dad's Army - Reading and Audition Notice

Reading:    Sunday 8th February, 6.00 p.m. (Foyer, Hampton Hill Playhouse)

Audition:   Sunday 15th February, 6.00 pm (Coward Studio, Hampton Hill Playhouse)

Performance Dates:  Saturday 10th May - Sunday 16th May 2015

 

Dad’s Army by Jimmy Perry & David Croft

Directed by Sally Halsey

 

Fall in for the TV classic - you're doomed to laugh!

Looking forward to seeing lots of you at the reading and audition for Dad’s Army - an adaptation for the stage of three episodes from TV plus a specially written sketch.

Deadly Attachment - It's 1940 and the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon have to guard a captured U-Boat Captain and his crew. But fearless Captain Mainwaring incurs German displeasure when he orders the defiant prisoners be served soggy fish and chips!

Mum’s Army - The Home Guard are recruiting women but as Mrs Mainwaring hasn't left the house since Munich, she won't be joining her husband's platoon. So when newcomer, Mrs Gray, joins, Captain Mainwaring is set for a brief encounter.

The Godiva Affair -  The Walmington-on-sea Home Guard platoon are rehearsing their Morris Dancing routine as part of a fund-raising carnival parade which will include a ride-past by Lady Godiva. Unfortunately for Mr Mainwaring, there's a last minute substitution for Godiva! 

The Floral Dance - As rendered by the Walmington-on-sea Home Guard under the leadership of Captain Mainwaring. This sketch was very successful in the production at the Shaftesbury Theatre and was performed by the Dad's Army team when they appeared in the Royal Command Variety Performance. 

 

Cast List 

Main Characters: 

Captain Mainwaring                                       

Private Walker                                                 

Mr Yeatman (the verger)            

Sergeant Wilson                                                              

Private Godfrey                                                               

Mrs Pike

Lance Corporal Jones                                    

Private Pike                                                                       

Mrs Fox

Private Frazer                                                                   

Chief Warden Hodges                   

Mrs Gray

 

Plus a host of other characters who appear across the production:

(M)  Private Sponge, Private Hancock, Private Day, Colonel, U-Boat Captain, U-Boat Soldiers,  Serviceman, Vicar, Town Clerk, Warden, Rail passengers

(F)  Ivy Samways, Edith Parish, Miss Ironside, Waitress, Mrs Prosser, Mrs Hart, Ladies, Girls in swimming costumes, Rail passengers

 

Actors playing these characters will be allocated roles in at least 3 of the 4 pieces and, as this production is very male dominated, I will cast some non-speaking male uniformed roles to women.

 

Sally Halsey

Director

 

Anyone wanting to find out more about the play is welcome to contact the director, Sally Halsey.

Contact Details:  To get in touch with the director before the Reading/Audition, please use the Contact page of this website and your message will be forwarded.

NOTE:   We have an open casting policy:  anyone can audition for our productions and, if cast, will then be required to join as a Full Member. 

 

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