18th to 23rd September 2017 at the Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes
Following the success of our previous forays into the Blackadder Family tree, we take you to the trenches of World War I…
Captain Cook: When Field Marshal Haig unveils his new strategy to “move his drinks cabinet six inches closer to Berlin”, Blackadder volunteers to be an Official War Artist, not realising that a commission to paint a cover for thoroughly absorbent propaganda magazine “King and Country” is just a ruse for a highly-dangerous secret mission. Can Baldrick’s plan to become Melchett’s chef save him, and how much custard can one cat produce?
Corporal Punishment: Despite problems with communications, orders for another mission arrive by carrier pigeon and Blackadder breaches regulations by eating the messenger. With George as his lawyer in a court martial, and with only one night to live, can the “Flanders pigeon murderer” avoid death by firing squad using Baldrick’s smuggled escape kit?
Major Star: With everyone talking about the famous comedian Charlie Chaplin, Blackadder volunteers to organise a variety show in the hope that it will be shifted to the London Palladium. Unfortunately, Melchett has fallen in love with his leading lady, the fair Georgina (George dressed as a woman).
Written by Ben Elton and Richard Curtis. By kind permission of Tiger Aspect Productions and supporting Comic Relief. A performance by non professional actors.
Our audiences enjoyed it so much we returned to the trenches to stage the final 3 episodes in Blackadder Goes Forth – The Final Push in September 2018.
The trench and dugout set used in this production is available for sale. More info here!
Show Dates, Times and Ticket Prices
18th to 23rd September 2017, at Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes MK14 6BN. Each performance included all three episodes.
Monday 18th September 2017. 7.30pm.
Tuesday 19th September 2017. 7.30pm.
Wednesday 20th September 2017. 7.30pm.
Thursday 21st September 2017. 7.30pm.
Friday 22nd September 2017. 7.30pm.
Saturday 23rd September 2017. 2.30pm (Matinee show).
Saturday 23rd September 2017. 7.30pm.
We have reunited the cast from our previous foray into Blackadder’s Elizabethan ancestry:
Characters in all three episodes:
Captain Edmund Blackadder – Iain Wood
Private S Baldrick – Chris Tennant
Lieutenant The Honourable George Colhurst St Barleigh – Jonathan Barnett
Captain Kevin Darling – Steve Clark
General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett – Gary Martindale
Additional characters in ‘Corporal Punishment’:
Corporal Perkins – Sean McDermott
Sergeant Jones – David Lovesy
Private Fraser – Emma Dell
Private Robinson – John Drinkwater
Private Tipplewick – Claire Duff
Additional characters in ‘Major Star’:
Driver Bob Parkhurst – Claire Duff
Directors – Steve Clark (‘Captain Cook’), Keith Lennox (‘Corporal Punishment’) & Sean McDermott (‘Major Star’)
Production Manager – David Lovesy
Sound – Peter Lawson
Marketing & Publicity – David Lovesy
Lighting Design – Andy Nicholson (All Stages)
Lighting – Ali Marshall
Props – Pam Buckle, Clare Doughty, David Howard and Mary Howard
Set – Andy Nicholson (All Stages) and Dave Greenaway
Scenic Artist – Clare Doughty (Wild Summer Pie)
Hair and Make up – Emma Dell (One Salon)
Costumes – Admiral Costumes, Wardrobe Wizard and MKTOC
Stage Management – Steve Young (Hippofrog)
What our audiences said:
“Well done Balders and cast!!! – A thoroughly spiffing trouser splitting show!”
“MKTOC have done it again – my face is still aching 2 hours later from laughing!”
“Absolutely fantastic! Acting, set, the whole production – brilliant night – thoroughly entertaining.”
“Just been to see this, absolutely brilliant, well done to you all! You should be proud!”