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.
To be announced
2 - 10 November 2018
(2:30pm 3 & 10 November)
The Bear Pit Theatre, Rother Street, Strarford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU
£14 (under 18s half price)
In person at:
Royal Shakespeare Theatre from 10am Mon-Sun