Play Club ‘army’ seek new recruits

St Andrews Play Club
St Andrews Play Club

Don’t panic, don’t panic, but St Andrews Play Club is looking for new recruits.

The popular amateur company has lined up two episodes of the classic BBC TV comedy series, Dad’s Army, as their next production at the town’s Byre Theatre this autumn and have appealed for new blood.

As well as looking to boost its numbers, the club is keen to secure memorabilia from the Second World War that could also make a stage appearance in the show which runs from November 8-12.


The production comes to the Byre complete with all of the well-loved characters - Pike, Jones, Fraser, Godfrey etc - and all under the command of the redoubtable Captain Mainwaring and his self-effacing deputy Sergeant Wilson.

Kenny Lindsay, chairman of the Play Club and director for the production, believes that it will be great fun for the audiences, cast and crew alike.

However he told the Citizen: ”We need to recruit some new members to complete the cast and, hopefully, we can use this as a way of expanding the membership in general.

“Both men and women are needed to play a variety of speaking and non-speaking roles and we would welcome people of any age over 16 years.

“If anyone fancies being a part of Dad’s Army I would ask them to please get in touch. You don’t need to have acting experience and there will be plenty of support.”

The forthcoming production will features two of the most popular episodes from the long-running series, which won the affection of viewers of all ages, entitled The Deadly Attachment and Mum’s Army.


Kenny added:”Also, we are keen to speak to anyone who has any Second World War memorabilia that might be used either in the production or for publicity purposes, and which they would be prepared to loan to the club.”

Auditions will take place in the club’s rehearsal rooms on August 9 and 11.

n Anyone interested in taking part in Dad’s Army or willing to offer any memorabilia should email Kenny at or telephone 01334 479000.