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Jimmy Perry

JIMMY PERRY

  (1924 - )

Nationality:    English
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Jimmy Perry's plays including theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates

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below is a list of Jimmy Perry's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Allo'Allo         Dad's Army         Dad's Army Marches On         Dad's Army Radio Hour         Dad's Army: the Lost Episodes Stage Production Of Television Scripts         Deadly Attachment         Godiva Affair         Hi-De-Hi         Mum's Army


Allo'Allo

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written with David Croft

1st Produced:
Dominion, London     1992

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Dad's Army

Dad's Army
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Notes:
Music And lyrics various period songs; book by David Croft; Jimmy Perry. Based on the television series "Dad's Army"

1st Produced:
Shaftesbury Theatre, London     01 Oct 1975

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
Original cast recording: Warner Brothers (K-56186) 1975

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Dad's Army Marches On

Synopsis:
Here's a really stupid idea. Take Britain's most enduring sit-com, Dad's Army, and put it on stage. . .Well, it turns out it's not such a stupid idea. From the moment that our favourite characters from the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard make their entrances we can breathe a sigh of relief and trust that we are in safe hands. the show has pulled together four of the television episodes. Mum's Army sees Captain Mainwaring, a terrifically accurate portrayal by Timothy Kightley, fall head over heels in love. there is genuine pathos here. In Branded Maitland Chandler plays Private Godfrey (beautifully) and finds himself ostracised from the platoon once they find out that he was a conscientious objector in the Great War. Keep Young and Beautiful contains one of my favourite scenes so I was a little worried that the stage show would find it hard to pull off. I need not have fretted; they pulled off the make-up well, with big laughs. Finally, the 2 Feathers contains the most ambitious staging of the evening as it plunders a flashback to the Battle of Omdurman in 1898. Funny and sad and much more theatrical in its approach, this for me was the high spot of the show. Producer Ed O'Driscoll deserves high praise in assembling a cast that works so well.

Notes:
By Jimmy Perry & David Croft

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Calibre Productions

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  cast of 15

Further Reference:
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Dad's Army Radio Hour

Synopsis:
A two man recreation of radio scripts of "Dad's Army"

Notes:
Written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft

1st Produced:
UK tour     2018

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Dad's Army: the Lost Episodes Stage Production Of Television Scripts

Synopsis:
four scripts from the sitcom series about the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard

Notes:
By Jimmy Perry & David Croft

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Deadly Attachment

Synopsis:
the Warmington-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

Notes:
written by Jimmy Perry And David Croft. From Dads Army

1st Produced:
Part Of Royal Command Performance    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play One Act

Parts:
Male:  13            Female:  -            Other:  extras

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Godiva Affair

Synopsis:
the 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!

Notes:
written by Jimmy Perry And David Croft. From Dads Army

1st Produced:
Part Of Royal Command Performance    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play One Act

Parts:
Male:  14            Female:  3            Other:  extras

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Hi-De-Hi

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Victoria Palace, London     1983

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Mum's Army

Synopsis:
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

Notes:
written by Jimmy Perry And David Croft. From Dads Army

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play One Act

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  8            Other:  extras

Further Reference:
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