A Bear Pit Theatre Company Production

Written by Richard Curtis & Ben Elton

Directed by David Mears

It’s 1917 and Blackadder is now a captain in the British Army at the Front, commanding gallant-but-dumb Lieutenant George St. Barleigh and the even dumber Private Baldrick.

Tony Robinson as Baldrick
Waiting in fear of the dreaded order to go ‘over the top’ from the patently insane General Melchett, Blackadder devises serial attempts to escape the trenches such as joining the Royal Flying Corps or becoming army entertainers, always with the offer of one of Baldrick’s cunning plans.

There can barely have been a less likely setting for comedy than the trenches of the First World War.

Writers Richard Curtis and Ben Elton deserve special plaudits, then, for maintaining their hilarious standards and making this series more pointed than its predecessors; mixing the lighter jokes with a gallows humour in the face of a tragic and harrowing story.

Cast

Captain Edmund Blackadder
PAUL TOMLINSON

Private S. Baldrick
DOMINIC SKINNER

General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett
ROGER GANNER

Lieutenant the Honourable George Colthurst St. Barleigh
THOMAS HODGE

Captain Kevin Darling
RICHARD BALL

Squadron Commander Lord Flasheart
DAVID T MEARS

Baron von Richthoven
JUSTIN OSBORNE

Lieutenant von Gerhardt
Graham Tyrer

Driver Parkhurst
CHARLOTTE FROUD

Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig
PETER WARD

SOLDIER
NATHAN BROWN


Performance Dates
2 - 10 November 2018
7:30pm
(2:30pm 3 & 10 November)

Venue
The Bear Pit Theatre, Rother Street, Strarford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU

Tickets
£14 (under 18s half price)

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