We can sleep soundly for the next week or two – the Home Guard have set up camp in the beautiful Sophia Gardens. As part of the Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival, there will be daily performances of the stage adaptation of Dad’s Army, including 3pm matinee performances today and on Saturday 14th July.
The play, which opened on Thursday and will continue it’s run until Sunday 15th July, has already left audiences buckled and beaming with its warm take on one of Britain’s best-loved sitcoms. The cast wonderfully inhabit the characters we know so well, and there are lovely snippets of music taken from the show, including a touching chorus of the TV show’s iconic theme tune from the cast and the audience. There are also, of course, plenty of great laughs. It really is a treat for Dad’s Army fans and newcomers to the show alike.
And it couldn’t have come at a better time! The open air theatre is an excellent way to make the most of the beautiful weather we’re having. There is a well-stocked refreshment area with drinks, snacks, and maybe most importantly in this heat, ice cream.
On Tuesday 10th July, the play will be a BSL interpreted performance, thanks to interpreter Tony Evans who will be an honorary member of the Home Guard for the evening, ensuring that nobody misses out on the fun!