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Don't Panic! Dad's Army at The Monastery

Don't Panic! Dad's Army at The Monastery

Don’t Panic! is a variety tribute show in the style of Dad’s Army. This light-hearted sing-along, laugh-along slapstick comedy show is guaranteed to have your group laughing all the way.


Don’t Panic! is a variety tribute show in the style of Dad’s Army. This light-hearted sing-along, laugh-along slapstick comedy show is guaranteed to have your group laughing all the way.

The Monastery at Gorton has been saved from dereliction by a dedicated and passionate team.  The building was famously designed by Edward Pugin (1834-1875).  A gruelling programme of restoration has transformed this ruin into the magnificent monument it is today.  On arrival, you will hear the story of the re-birth of Gorton from those who fought for it, a truly inspirational tale.


In World War II, with a German invasion looming, the defence of Walmington-on-Sea rests in the hands of the local bank manager and a motley collection of volunteers in the Home Guard unit. Dad’s Army, despite being woefully ill-equipped, the rag-tag crew is ready to take on invading troops from across the Channel…


Your favourite characters – including Captain Mainwaring – are there along with a musical maestro who provides some stirring renditions of wartime favourites on the piano. This show is a must for any lover of the popular TV series. So bring your ration books, paste on your gravy stockings and join us for an unforgettable afternoon of good old fashioned fun and laughter!


You will enjoy a sumptuous three course lunch at your tables, followed by tea & coffee. We also welcome you to enter into our Best Dressed competition!


Doors Open.


Make your way to your table for coffee and biscuits served at your table. Don't forget to buy your raffle tickets!



Sit back and enjoy the first half of the show, brought to you by our ever popular entertainers.


A delicious three course set-menu lunch will be served to your table, followed by tea & coffee.



We will announce the best dressed guest and draw the charity raffle. Then it’s on with the show!


Curfew - get your coat and hurry home in case the ARP Warden spots you!

L=Lunch Included, WD=Welcome Drink

Manchester Gorton Monastery

The Monastery of St. Francis & Gorton Trust was established 21 years ago and is still responsible today for the iconic and magnificent building. The transformation from a state of near dereliction to an award-winning centre of inspiration has been an incredible tale of almost miraculous achievement.The Monastery is less than a fifteen-minute drive from Manchester City Centre and a free, secure car park is available on-site. The Monastery is also accessible by train or bus from Manchester Piccadilly Station.  The Monastery is fully accessible for wheelchairs and buggies, with lifts available to all floors. There are accessible toilets available on each floor.



Price Includes:

  • Welcome drink on arrival

  • Premium two hour variety show

  • Three course set-menu lunch, followed by tea and coffee



Charity Raffle:

For our chosen charities over the years we have typically raised over £5000 for each charity.

Our chosen charity for 2021 is Diabetes UK.



Optional Best Dressed Competition:

Many of our guests get into the spirit of our events, for this theme we recommend your most patriotic attire and wartime regalia.





Cauliflower Cheese Soup, served with freshly baked roll (v)


Roast Chicken, with seasonal potatoes and vegetables


* Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini, with herb cooked mushrooms (v)


Apple Crumble Tart, with crème anglaise



*Vegetarian main course option must be pre-ordered.




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