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Adapted from the original TV series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft | by Paul Carpenter and Ian Gower
Directed by Darren Barsby
22nd – 30th June 2012

A stage adaptation based on the popular TV comedy series, set in a holiday camp.

Set in the 1950s, founder Joe Maplin announces that he is setting up a camp in the Bahamas. He needs female Yellowcoats to go and work there and the annual ‘Miss Yellowcoat’ competition will decide who is to go. Camp Cleaner Peggy is thrilled at the prospect of a vacancy for a new Yellowcoat and convinces Entertainments Manager Jeffrey that she is the ideal candidate for the job.

Ted is forced to employ numerous money-making schemes when his ex-wife turns up at the camp with a bailiff in tow, while Yvonne and Barry send the rumour mill into overdrive when they overhear Gladys escorting Jeffrey into his chalet late one night.

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Tickets are on sale now for just £10.

School groups pay only £5 per seat. Teachers interested in booking seats should contact our Education Coordinator Cindy Lawford Contact education team to find out about available workshops and talks on the play.

Show Talks

Free-of-charge pre- and post-show talks:

  • Wednesday 27th at 7.30pm in the Clubroom
    Director Darren Barsby discusses the colourful mix of characters and the play’s relation to the TV series.
  • Thursday 28th at 7.30pm in the Clubroom (Unfortunately, this Show Talk has been cancelled)
  • Friday 29th after the performance
    Cast members stay on stage to answer audience questions.
Part of the Barn’s 2011-2012 Season.


Directed by
Darren Barsby


Gladys Pugh
Betty Whistler
Tracy Bentwood
Peggy Ollerenshaw
Jeffrey Fairbrother
Fred Quilly
Mr Partridge
Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves
Barry Stuart-Hargreaves
Ted Bovis
Spike Dixon
Sylvia Garnsey
Hillary Bovis
Mr Pritchard
Yellow Coat


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