Project Play: Dad's Army


2nd September 2019

Project Play comes to Weymouth Pavilion and the Octagon Theatre Yeovil next spring, bringing the local communities together to perform two stage productions of the classic TV sitcom Dad’s Army. 

This is the first time that Project Play has visited Weymouth. Previous productions of The Vicar of Dibley (2018) and ‘Allo ‘Allo (2019) proved extremely popular in Yeovil, Frome and Wimborne, and Dad’s Army looks certain to replicate the same success.

Do you have what it takes to play one of the iconic characters such as Captain Mainwaring, Sergeant Wilson, Lance Corporal Jones or Private Pike? Or perhaps you’d like to experience the adrenaline of working backstage? Project Play offers male and female roles, both on and off stage for anyone with a passion and enthusiasm for theatre.

This year, the communities of Weymouth and Yeovil come together in a shared read-through and audition process, providing participants with a fantastic opportunity to perform in two iconic theatres in the region.

A script read-through, with the opportunity for find out more and ask questions, will take place at Yeovil Railway Centre on the evening of Thursday 5 September, followed by auditions for all acting roles on Sunday 15 September at the Octagon Theatre.

Producer Matthew Rock explains: “Project Play is for anyone who enjoys being on stage, acting or being part of a production in any capacity. Acting roles will be decided through our audition process, but we also invite would-be Directors, Stage Managers, Stage Crew, Costumiers, Assistants and basically anyone who would like to be involved in the project to get in touch with us.”

Previous participant, Tracey Rawlins, who played Edith in one of last year’s productions of ‘Allo ‘Allo said, “Project Play is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in community theatre. I had a warm friendly experience and can’t wait to audition again.”

“Anybody interested in auditioning for acting roles can find out more by visiting the Project Play Facebook page and sending us a message,” continues Matthew. “We hope as many people as possible from Weymouth & Yeovil will be able to join us for our read-through on 5 September There will be a friendly and encouraging welcome for everybody from the Project Play team.”

In addition to Weymouth and Yeovil, Project Play will present Dad’s Army at four other locations across the south-west including Burnham-on-Sea, Frome, Chippenham & Wimborne. 

The production of Dad’s Army at the Octagon Theatre, Yeovil runs from Monday 6 until Thursday 9 April, and the Weymouth Pavilion production runs from Monday 4 until Thursday 7 May.

For more information or to register your interest visit Project Play on Facebook or call 07970 216459.

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