For those familiar with the famous long-running hilarious comedy show ‘Dad’s Army’, which follows an intrepid group of men – and the odd woman – left to defend the home fires during World War 2, this production should need no introduction: we are all familiar with the determination of the Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea, from the domineering Mainwaring to the hapless Pike.  For their Christmas show the Apollo Players present three episodes of the TV comedy adapted for the stage, along with a short sketch written for a Royal Variety Performance – there may even be a Christmas song thrown in …

This production has very kindly been sponsored by Roger Dixcey, a local, family-run building business with a reputation for providing an honest and reliable Island-wide service at competitive prices.

Cast

 Capt MainwaringPeter Gale
 Sgt WilsonPaul Gwinnett
 L/cpl JonesDavid Stradling
 FrazerDanny Carmichael
 GodfreyColin Ford
 Walker/Mr GordonNick Turvey
 PikeRobbie Gwinnett
 Warden HodgesMark Duffus
 the VergerMike Groves
 the Vicar/U-boat CaptainPaul Stevens
 SpongeDavid Pratchett
 HancockDave Talbot
 Mrs Gray/Mrs HartGinnie Orrey
 Edith ParishMaggie Cardew
 Mrs PikeJulie Stonestreet
 Mrs FoxGlenys Lloyd Williams
 Mrs ProsperPeggy Harcourt
 Cheeseman/ColonelGraham Brown
 Miss IronsideHelen Clinton-Pacey
 Ivy SamwiseCarol Simpson
U-boat sailors/girls/ waitressesmembers of the company

Production photos