CELEBRATING 50 years of Croft and Perry's quintessential comedy, Dad’s Army Radio Hour brings to life the nationally adored television show at The Haymarket on Tuesday, 27 November.

Performed by David Benson and Jack Lane, this two-man army, a comedy force to be reckoned with, play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV series.

Double Fringe First Award-winner David Benson (Think No Evil Of Us: My Life with Kenneth Williams, Boris: World King, and Goodnight Sweetheart) and Jack Lane (Wisdom of a Fool) present a selection of radio episodes featuring favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation.

To mark the centenary of the signing of the Armistice that ended the First World War, The Eleventh Hour, at The Haymarket from Wednesday, 28 November to Saturday, 1 December, takes the audience from the striking reality of

the trenches to the exuberant celebrations on the home front.

Although signed and agreed at 5am on the 11th of November 1918, the ceasefire is set at 11am to allow notice to be delivered to all fronts. And while his mother and father, wife Emmie and young son Billy are celebrating news of the end of the war back home in England, Private Harry Furber and his friend Charlie Juster are sent on one last mission towards enemy lines and into No Man's Land.

John Lyons (familiar to audiences from his 17 years as DS George Toolan in A Touch of Frost) leads the cast as Harry’s father George.

Show of Hands return to The Anvil on Thursday, 29 November. The line-up of Steve Knightley, Phil Beer and Miranda Sykes looks a little different for this tour as Miranda takes some time away from performing to spend it with her new baby. And so Cormac Byrne (percussionist of Seth Lakeman Band fame) steps into the breach to complete the Show of Hands trio this autumn and give it a fresh new sound.

Expect the festival favourites along with songs from the band’s upcoming album Joint Venture.

Support for the evening comes from special guests Alden, Dashwood and Patterson – a striking combination of guitar, fiddle, dobro and voices.

For more information, visit anvilarts.org.uk or call the Anvil Arts box office on 01256 844244.