Dad’s Army Radio Hour

Dad’s Army Radio Hour


Based on the classic BBC sitcom by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, two actors: David Benson and Jack Lane, play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV series.

Celebrating 50 years of Perry and Croft's quintessential sitcom, which won the Best One-Liner accolade in a poll of comedians conducted earlier this year by Gold with the immortal words "Don't tell him, Pike", this new stage show is guaranteed to keep you entertained.

Double Fringe First Award winner David Benson and Jack Lane present a selection of classic radio episodes featuring favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation!

Check out the show trailer here.

'Pretty much perfect feat of mimicry' - The Times

'Benson and Lane carry it all off beautifully' **** Daily Telegraph

‘Benson and Lane’s impersonations are peerless, the show an absolute treat from start to finish. Wonderful stuff!’ - Daily Mail

‘Lewis' direction and Lishman's sound design give real light and shade in which the two versatile performers shine.’ - The Arts Desk

‘Classic British comedy recreated by two classic performers.  A show not to miss.’ ***** Southside Advertiser

‘Utterly brilliant! The best Dad’s Army recreation I’ve seen.’ - Barry Cryer


Sunday 10 Jun 201820:00 Book Now

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Keepy Uppy

Keepy Uppy

Joey absolutely loves football.

Playing it, watching it, talking about it.

He gets it from his mum – a footy fanatic!

Joey can turn anywhere into a make believe pitch, from scoring goals in his breakfast cereal to imaginary match commentating on his way to school. His enthusiasm is shared equally by his Mum – the best teammate he could ever have. She stands on the sidelines cheering him on, giving him top training tips and teaching him new tricks.

Life is busy for Joey and mum, but today nothing can get in their way as the big day has arrived; the high point of the season, the cup final and a chance for Joey to score a winning goal.

They set off for the game, ready for ANYTHING!

Keepy Uppy is a play for the 2018 World Cup year, for football fans, non-football fans, children and families. Join us and celebrate the joy of the beautiful game with popping rhymes, fab footie moves, flicks and sidesteps underscored by toe tapping live music. This is a visual treat that will ignite children’s imagination from kick-off to the final whistle.

For children age +3

Monday 18 Jun 201813:30 Book Now
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Hairspray - CBW

Hairspray - CBW

Teenager Tracy Turnblad has a dream: to coax her hair into the biggest ‘do’ ever, and to dance with “the nicest kids in town” on the fabulous Corny Collins TV show. Aided and abetted by her dizzy friend Penny, she squeezes her way into the world of showbiz, to find out it isn’t quite what she expected.

Falling foul of both her school principal and vicious Velma, the TV producer, Tracy accidentally stumbles into the rich underground world of black soul music and dance and wants to know “why can’t we all dance together”.

‘Hairspray’ bounds onto the stage with irrepressible energy and optimism; full of great characters like Tracy’s Mum, the outrageous plus-plus-sized Edna (a role famously played on the London stage by Michael Ball); lively dance numbers and great songs, ranging from Motormouth Maybelle’s heartfelt “I Know Where I’ve Been”, to cheerful “Good Morning Baltimore” and upbeat “You Can’t Stop The Beat”.

CBW Youth Theatre are well known locally for their energy, enthusiasm and professionalism.

Book early to see the show that will put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step!

Wednesday 11 Jul 201819:30 Book Now
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Dinosaur Invasion

Dinosaur Invasion

Dinosaur Invasion is the story of dinosaur bones being discovered in the local area ... in an old abandoned laboratory Doctor Stone awaits the arrival of Professor Flint from the world renowned 'Dinosaur Museum' to share with him the amazing discovery of what appear to be remnants from the Jurassic Age.

However, unbeknown to him, Doctor Stone has been overheard speaking about the dinosaur discovery by a cheeky chimp named Chip. Chip is the sidekick of the 'not very nice' Nick-o-Saurus who decides to try and get hold of these dinosaurs and sell them for a big profit.

This is an interactive show with lots of audience participation and interaction. As the dinosaurs are brought out, the audience learns some incredible facts about each one.

This unique, fun-filled family show is suitable for all ages and features 16 realistic dinosaur puppets, animatronics and characters.

Saturday 4 Aug 201814:00 Book Now

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Tiddler and other terrific tales

Tiddler and other terrific tales (U)

Live theatre - Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's Tiddler and other terrific tales.

Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze. Funky moves, toe-tapping tunes and giggles are guaranteed!

Is Tiddler telling the truth?

Will Monkey find his Mummy?

Will George The Giant make lots of friends?

Can the old lady really squash and squeeze all those animals in?

This delightful production is brought to you by the team behind Stick Man Live, adapted from the bestselling books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

Friday 10 Aug 201813:00 Book Now
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Halloween show

Halloween show

Ahoy there ship mates! The pirates are coming back to The Forum this autumn so why not get dressed up and climb aboard Captain Knickerbockers' vessel the good ship Naughty Nellie and join family favourites Double Trouble in their timber-shivering adventure? Live on stage this Halloween featuring hilarious comedy, sensational circus performers, barrels full of laughter and  much more!  

Will the evil Captain Coralline manage to take over the seven seas? Will Swash and Buckle save the ship from sinking? Find out by booking your tickets today for this half term swashbuckling treat!'  

Suitable for all the family. Please be advised this performance will include pyrotechnics and smoke effects.

Early bird tickets are £8.50 before 1st October - £10 after that.

Sunday 4 Nov 201816:00 Book Now

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Tabby McTat

Tabby McTat

“Me, you and the old guitar,

How perfectly, perfectly happy we are.

MEEE-EW and the old guitar.

How PURRR-fectly happy we are!”

Tabby McTat is a cat with the loudest of meee-ews and a best friend with a guitar.  Together they sing their favourite songs delighting the crowds, until one day Fred disappears.  Separated and alone, Tabby finds shelter and a new life with all the home comforts that any cat could dream of.  However, memories of his life with Fred haunt him, and he sets off to search the streets for his long-lost friend.

Interwoven with original songs, Tabby McTat is the heart-warming tale of friendship and loyalty from the team behind Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales.

Suitable for children and families of all ages.

Reviews for Freckle Productions’ previous shows:

★★★★ 'A delight from start to finish. A room of children laughing hysterically, all totally mesmerised by the action.' Time Out

★★★★★   'Brings such joy to children and adults alike. The show was so captivating that no one wanted to miss a moment' The Spy in the Stalls

‘TO CALL THIS SHOW LIVELY WOULD BE A WHOPPING UNDERSTATEMENT. Packed with gleeful songs and jolly good fun.’ The Guardian

★★★★ ‘Zesty and delightful. A clever compelling treat’ Independent

Tabby McTat © 2009 Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Published by Alison Green Books, an imprint of Scholastic Children’s Books

Sunday 9 Dec 201813:00 Book Now
Sunday 9 Dec 201815:30 Book Now

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