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 Warmington-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 …

Cast

 Capt Mainwaring Peter Gale
 Sgt Wilson Paul Gwinnett
 L/cpl Jones David Stradling
 Frazer Danny Carmichael
 Godfrey Colin Ford
 Walker/Mr Gordon Nick Turvey
 Pike tbc
 Warden Hodges Mark Duffus
 the Verger Mike Groves
 the Vicar/U-boat Captain/Serviceman Paul Stevens
 Sponge David Pratchett
 Hancock Dave Talbot
 Mrs Gray/Mrs Hart Ginnie Orrey
 Edith Parish Maggie Cardew
 Mrs Pike Julie Stonestreet
 Mrs Fox Glynis Lloyd Williams
 Waitresses Eileen Connelly
 Mrs Prosper Peggy Harcourt
 Cheeseman/Colonel Graham Brown
 Miss Ironside Helen Clinton-Pacey
 Ivy Samwise Ellen Blossom
U-boat sailors/girls members of the company