They say that you cannot have too much of a good thing, well, it seems that Market Weighton thought so when a production of Dad’s Army episodes was a sell out for the second time in just over one year.
The Market Weighton Community Players once again staged three performances of two episodes of the much loved TV show at the Market Weighton Social Club in the town with the same cast as before. The episodes were: “The Deadly Attachment” where Captain Mainwaring and his men are required to keep a German “U” boat crew overnight in the village hall and featuring the immortal line: “Don’t tell them your name, Pike.”
The second was “The Godiva Affair” where the Troop practice as Morris Dancers and get embroiled with a beauty pageant to find a local girl to parade as Lady Godiva in a village fund raising fete – with hilarious results.
The evenings culminated with a performance of a short episode never broadcast on TV. “The Floral Dance” depicts Mainwaring and the Troop taking over the local choir for a memorial concert.
Once again The Players were supported by members of the wonderful Weighton Waytes who sang in glamorous period costume as the Walmington-on-Sea choir. This gave The Waytes Musical Director, Carole Readman an opportunity to again demonstrate her acting ability as she tussled with Captain Mainwaring (Nigel Botting) over possession of her conductors baton.
Director John Heaton said: “Working with The Market Weighton Community Players is very rewarding and great fun. They are a very talented team and completely without egos. It is such a refreshing change from many dramatic societies.
“I think that we had even more fun doing the show all again” said Producer, Helen Lawley. “The cast demonstrated such energy which the audiences must sense”
The Dad’s Army Platoon
Captain Mainwaring Nigel Botting
Sergeant Wilson David Charlton
Lance Corporal Jones Peter Warner
Private Frazer Peter Thorp
Private Walker Chris Sparke
Private Godfrey Clive Turgoose
Private Pike Adam Lloyd
U Boat Captain Richard Henley
Colonel Peter Nelson
Private Sponge Len Kirby
Private Hancock Colin Milner
Chief Warden Hodges Les Curnow
Mr Yeatman (the Verger) John Moulder
Mrs Fox Brenda Cullen
Mrs Pike Cindy Stephenson
Waitress Angela Leeman
Mr Gordon Bob Long
The Godiva Glories
Emily Charlton; Cheryl Cutsforth; Sam Fuller; Caroline Mellor
The U Boat Sailors
Jonny Butler; Mark Garwood; Gary Johnson; Aidan Morrell;
Jeff Stephenson; John Thirsk
Walmington-on-Sea Church Choir
Members of The Weighton Waytes Choir led by Musical Director, Carole Readman
Piano Carole Readman
Accordian Colin Milner
Producer Helen Lawley
Director John Heaton
Stage Manager Angela Leeman
Properties Cindy Stephenson; Fiona Green;
Set Design Construction Len Kirby; Bill Green; John Moulder;
Transport Chris Sparke; Peter Warner; Richard Henley
Lighting Brenda Cullen; Carol Drinkwater
Sound John Moulder
Costume Val Moulder
Prompt Ann Warner
Front of House Gill Botting assisted by Valerie Barton; Sam Fuller; Val Moulder; Pauline Taylor
Publicity & Advertising Peter Warner
Choreography Gill Botting
Drill Sergeant Gary Johnson
Armourer Bill Green.