Don’t panic! Their accents are superb
A cast of 19 actors have been perfecting their British accents for Theatre 8’s production of Dad’s Army.
The community theatre group will perform three episodes from the BBC sitcom, which tells the story of the British Home Guard during World War II.
As this is Theatre 8’s first production of the year, the group has gone all out and not spared any expense, working hard to bring the show to life on stage.
With a massive set, dozens of costumes and hand-made prop rifles, director Doreen Howells said staging Dad’s Army was no easy feat.
“This has definitely been a little bit harder and one of the most varied plays I’ve ever done, and I’ve done a lot,” she said. “The set consists of two bits so we’ve had to separate the stage. All the guns have had to be made. They look very realistic, and there’s definitely a lot more work as far as costuming.
“It’s been quite an event . . . but I’m sure it’ll be a hit.”
Alongside familiar Theatre 8 faces are some first-time actors who have impressed the director during rehearsals.
Howells said she had also been impressed by everyone’s accents, with one actor quickly picking up a German accent for his role.
“They’ve had a lot of character work to do but their accents are not bad,” she said.
Dad’s Army runs until April 13. Tickets are available by calling 0487 499 060 or at trybooking.com.
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