A side-splitting comedy that cuts a slice out of military life with added gags co-written by members of the Armed Forces is back for a third run.
Damn the Torpedoes takes a comic slant on life in the military for serving personnel and their families in the third season, and the third Christmas special, of the multi award-winning show.
Earlier performances included skits about Chris Eubank giving fighting tips to soldiers, a salesman trying to flog six-inch warships, Action Man trying to obtain a discharge on medical grounds, a landlady's inspection of Camp Bastion, and fighter jet pilots bickering about their call signs.
Audiences have been taken into action around the world, refuelling at exotic locations like the Kabul inter-services golf classic and the worst nightclub in Portsmouth in a show that aims to place a whoopee cushion carefully on the chair of the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.
Joining an improbable cast of Dad’s Army, getting pinned down under enemy fire alongside the services' new Feng Shui advisor and listening in to the saucy antics of kinky military partners are just some of the side-splitting skits that have featured in the comedy epic, along with the England manager’s post-match report on the Battle of Hastings.
But what next for the comic characters of Damn The Torpedoes? Audiences will have to tune in to find out.
The show, produced by Forces Radio BFBS (a division of Services Sound and Vision Corporation) and Kirrin Productions, is packed full of skits and sketches that aim to appeal to all, whether they are in the services or not.
Nicky Ness, Director of Forces Broadcasting & Entertainment at Services Sound and Vision Corporation, said: “You could say the armed forces march on their stomachs and on their humour.
“It’s sometimes dark, but always present however difficult or challenging the environment. It’s why comedy plays such a significant role in the way we deliver morale – whether live on stage or via our broadcast content.
“Damn The Torpedoes fits the military audience perfectly, takes a wry look at life in and out of uniform and is not to be missed. I’m delighted we’re back for another episode and our third season.”
The sketches aim to extract humour from topics linked to the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.
Forces Radio BFBS won Bronze in the Best Comedy Special category at the 2017 New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs Awards for its production of Who Dares Grins – The Best of Damn The Torpedoes, a compilation from five episodes of the hit military-themed show.
The show is performed by stars of radio and television including Lewis Macleod (BBC Radio’s ‘Dead Ringers’, ‘Lewis Macleod is not himself’ and ITV’s ‘Newzoids'), Debbie Arnold (EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks), Alex Perkins (Call the Midwife, Law & Order, Doctors), and Steve Hope Wynne (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
Booking is now open, so anyone who would like to join in a night of comedy at the RADA studios in London can apply for the live performance on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
Anyone who would like to apply for a place in the audience can find booking and ticket information here