Comedy memories with a faith twist
Dad's Army actor Frank Williams is back on the road this year sharing memories of a lifetime in showbusiness, as well as his own personal faith ...
Everybody loves Dad’s Army. Even after 50 years the programme continues to pull huge viewing figures becoming one of the all-time classic `greats` of television, also enjoying West-End success, a Royal Variety Performance and a national tour.
Veteran actor Frank Williams is on tour again this year, celebrating a lifetime working on stage, in TV, film and the legendary BBC series where he played vicar Rev Timothy Farthing.
In an entertaining trip down memory lane, Frank offers a unique glimpse behind the scenes and stories of the celebrated cast of Dad's Army and a host of other stars. The show provides a relaxed dose of television nostalgia and Frank will sign copies of his best-selling autobiography, Vicar to Dad's Army.
“He tells of his craft with an infectious geniality.” Daily Telegraph
The originators of the series, David Croft and Jimmy Perry, chose Frank Williams to create the role of the wonderfully eccentric vicar, but Frank has spent a lifetime in the world of entertainment and appeared in many other highly successful TV series including The Army Game, All Gas & Gaiters and You Rang M'Lord.
Plays, pantomimes, and over 30 films have seen him work with some of the world’s leading stars and several of his own plays have been produced.
After a very successful 2014 tour, and with the new Dads Army feature film due out soon, Frank has agreed to further dates in 2015. This special celebrity afternoon (or evening) is a fun-filled event of chat and laughter for all ages, offering a behind the scenes glimpse of one of the most enduring TV comedies ever made and includes Frank's own rarely seen film footage of the cast. Some venues have even encouraged a themed event with 1940s dress or afternoon tea.
As Frank is a committed Christian, he talks in a cringe-free way about the importance of his personal faith and the time he spent on the General Synod. It's an ideal event to bring family and friends to, as a gentle introduction to Christianity and your church.
For further information on bringing this fun event to your venue or event, email Chris Gidney at firstname.lastname@example.org
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