A Bear Pit Theatre Company Production
Written by Richard Curtis & Ben Elton
Directed by David Mears
To commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, The Bear Pit Theatre Company presents three episodes of the BAFTA award winning BBC sitcom Blackadder Goes Forth.
Written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, and made famous by stars Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson and Hugh Laurie, the fourth chapter in the chronicles of the Blackadder dynasty brings us into the twentieth century and into a dark period of history.
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. 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 always with the offer of one of Baldrick’s cunning plans.
Blackadder Goes Forth cemented the series’ status as an all-time great, not least by the bold and highly poignant final episode ‘Goodbyeee’ which will be performed in this production alongside ‘Corporal Punishment’ and ‘Private Plane’
From the theatre company that brought you Dad’s Army, The Vicar of Dibley, Fawlty Towers and One Man, Two Guvnors, The Bear Pit Theatre Company proudly presents their tribute to one of the most poignant, intelligent and funniest of British sitcoms to the stage.
Captain Edmund Blackadder
Private S. Baldrick
General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett
Lieutenant the Honourable George Colthurst St. Barleigh
Captain Kevin Darling
Squadron Commander Lord Flasheart
DAVID T MEARS
Baron von Richthoven
Lieutenant von Gerhardt
Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig
2 - 10 November 2018
(2:30pm 3 & 10 November)
The Bear Pit Theatre, Rother Street, Strarford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU