Cast & Creative
David BensonCast

Best-known for his performance as Noel Coward in the BBC's classic war-time comedy Goodnight Sweetheart. David exploded onto the theatre scene with his first solo show Think No Evil of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams, in 1996. The show became an instant classic, winning praises from audiences, critics and Dames Maggie Smith and Barbara Windsor for the accuracy of his portrayal as the Carry On star. He followed this with a succession of solo shows on a wide variety of subjects, including Frankie Howerd, Dr. Johnson, the death of Diana Princess of Wales and an award-winning examination of the Lockerbie bombing.

David was a member of the National Theatre's smash hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors with James Corden, playing 1,015 performances of the show.

He appears in the film Blade Runner 2049 as a hologram of Liberace!

David was nominated for a BBC Audio Best Actor Award for his portrayal as Frankie Howerd in Frankie Takes a Trip. David describes Dad's Army Radio Show as "the best idea I ever had" and inviting Jack Lane to perform it with him, "the second best idea I ever had!"

Jack LaneCast

Jack’s work encompasses acting, writing, producing, directing and designing. Highlights include adapting the classic BBC sitcom Steptoe and Son for the stage and premiering Wisdom of a Fool; a self-penned play based on the life of comedy icon, Norman Wisdom. The latter opened to critical acclaim and was endorsed by Wisdom’s estate before embarking on an extensive tour. This was followed with national tours of the smash hit, Dad’s Army Radio Show, teaming with actor David Benson. Jack went onto adapt, design and perform in Charles Dickens’, A Christmas Carol. More recently he appeared in The Scousetrap at Liverpool’s Royal Court and designed the set for The Capitol Horsham’s productions of Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast.

Theatre includes: The Scousetrap (Liverpool Royal Court), Alice in Wonderland (national tour), A Christmas Carol (The Capitol), Dad’s Army Radio Show (national tours), Wisdom of a Fool (national tour), The Ambassadress (workshop), Great Britain (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Gretel and Hansel, Steptoe & Son, Steptoe & Son Christmas Special, The Wizard of Oz, Aladdin (The Capitol), Peter Pan (Middlesbrough), The Producers (The Hawth)

Film includes: 7 Days: The Story of Blind Dave Heeley, Shamrock Spitfire (Pixel Revolution Films)
TV includes: Dad’s Army: The Animations (BBC Studios) Twirlywoos (BBC)

Audio includes: A Matter of Life and Death (BBC) Dad’s Army Radio Show (Big Finish) Up Pompeii (Spiteful Puppet) The Truthdiggers, Casting the Runes (Bafflegab Productions) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Audible)

Daniel BarnesSound Designer

Over the past 10 years Daniel has worked in the industry as a Sound Technician and Designer.

He has created hundreds of different effects for a variety of productions.

As well as being Technical Supervisor at The Capitol Theatre, he also runs his own business and tours with various productions throughout the year including No Jacket Required and London Studio Centre.

Suzanna RosenthalProducer and General Manager for
'Something For The Weekend'

Suzanna is managing director of Something for the Weekend and Meadow Rosenthal Ltd.

Credits include - As producer/co-producer: Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (on national and international tour since 2013; Apollo Theatre, West End 10 week run 2015; Lyric Theatre, West End residency since 2016; Olivier Award Winner 2016 for Best Entertainment and Family Show); The B*easts (Bush Theatre - Olivier Awards nominee 2018 for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre - and Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it won a Stage Award for Outstanding Performance); Wisdom of a Fool (national tour); The Man on the Moon (national tour); Flanders & Swann (national tour); Murder She Didn't Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery (Leicester Square Theatre and national tour); Everything is Illuminated adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer's internationally acclaimed novel, starring Denise Gough, Gemma Jones and David Ryall (Hampstead Theatre); Crestfall starring Niamh Cusack (Theatre503) and five national tours of An Evening with Sir Roger Moore culminating at the Royal Festival Hall in 2016.

Together with Jeremy Meadow producer/co-producer credits include: four national tours of Alan Plater's Blonde Bombshells of 1943, J. B. Priestley's When We Are Married (Garrick Theatre, West End), R. C. Sherriff's Journey's End (2 national tours and Duke of York's Theatre, West End), The Flying Karamazov Brothers (Vaudeville Theatre, West End), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Almeida Theatre and national tour).

As general manager/promoter/line producer, credits include: Cirque Berserk! Cirque Eloize's Cirkopolis at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; The Trail of Jane Fonda starring Anne Archer (Park Theatre and Edinburgh Festival Fringe; The Missing Hancocks starring Kevin McNally and directed by Neil Pearson (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Steven Berkoff's Shakespeare's Villains (international); The Gentle Giant (ROH2, Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House). The 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe portfolio comprised 12 shows including Showstopper! The Improvised Musical; Cirque Berserk!; The Song of Lunch (starring Robert Bathurst), Thor & Loki and Harpy (starring Su Pollard).

Suzanna is also executive producer of the annual London's Free Open-Air Theatre Season in the 1000-seat amphitheatre outside City Hall on the Thames, The Scoop.

Engine Shed and Something For The Weekend present Dad's Army Radio Show
based on the original television series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Original Production Directed by Owen Lewis
starring David Benson and Jack Lane