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Privates On Parade

Closed March 2, 2013

Simon Russell Beale as you've never seen him before

Why See Privates On Parade?

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”

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Additional Information


Previews from: 1 December 2012

Opening night: 10 December 2012


Privates on Parade is suitable for audiences aged 12 and upwards

And before you stop reading

Audio described performance:
9th February 2013: 2.30pm

Captioned performance:
23rd February 2013: 2.30pm

Cast and Creative


Simon Russell Beale as Captain Denis
Chris Chan
Sophiya Haque
Harry Hepple
Christopher Leveaux
Mark Lewis Jones
Darren Machin
John Marquez
Davina Perera
Adam Price
Brodie Ross
Sam Swainsbury
Joseph Timms
Sadao Ueda
Angus Wright


Director Michael Grandage
Set and Costume Designer Christopher Oram
Lighting Designer Paule Constable
Choreographer Ben Wright
Sound design by Nick Lidster and Terry Jardine
Musical Director, Jae Alexander


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