BILL PERTWEE

Play: Run For Your Wife: Shaftesbury Theatre, London, 1984

Forever remembered as Warden Hodges in the classic sixties TV comedy Dad’s Army which is still running on British television today, comic actor starred in the long-running Theatre farce Run For Your Wife that I saw in London in 1984.  Pertwee played Sgt Porterhouse who must untangle a taxi driver’s bigamist life with hilarious consequences.  Pertwee was famed for easily corpsing as he acted and did so at the performance I attended where I memorably heard his great laugh unable to carry on at certain points.

 

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