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Ended 2 Mar 2013 after 2 months

Simon Russell Beale as you've never seen him before

Closed 2 Mar 2013

Private Steven Flowers is posted to the Song and Dance Unit in South East Asia where serving under the flamboyant Captain Terri Dennis he discovers it takes more than just a uniform to become a man.

Simon Russell Beale plays the cross-dressing Captain Dennis whose performances of Marlene Dietrich, Vera Lynn and Carmen Miranda form the centrepiece of Peter Nichols’ award-winning comedy set against the murderous backdrop of the Malaysian campaign at the end of the Second World War.

“Come see the privates on parade
You’ll say how proudly they’re displayed”

Additional Information


Previews from: 1 December 2012

Opening night: 10 December 2012

Closing night: 2 March 2013


Privates on Parade is suitable for audiences aged 12 and upwards

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And before you stop reading

Audio described performance:
9th February 2013: 2.30pm

Captioned performance:
23rd February 2013: 2.30pm


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