4th to 7th December 2019 at the Chrysalis Theatre, Milton Keynes

By popular demand we delved once again into the Blackadder family tree!

Blackadder’s Christmas Carol: We visited the moustache emporium of Ebeneezer Blackadder, the most generous and kindest man in all London. How would he react to visions of Blackadders past and future?

The Blackadder: The Queen of Spain’s Beard: We staged an episode from the very first series of Blackadder set in Medieval times. Prince Edmund Blackadder thinks he will be marrying a beautiful Spanish princess but when he meets the Infanta, he tries every cunning plan that he, Baldrick and Percy can cook up to stop the wedding!

An evening of festive fun with mince pies and mulled wine. We also raised just over £450 through a charity raffle for MK Food Bank.

Written by Rowan Atkinson, Ben Elton and Richard Curtis. By kind permission of United Agents. Supporting Comic Relief. A performance by non professional actors.

Costumes used in this show are available to hire – see our Costumes page for more information.

MKTOC Blackadders Christmas Carol
Comic Relief Logo

Show Dates, Times and Ticket Prices

4th to 7th December 2019, at the Chrysalis Theatre, Camphill, Milton Keynes. MK15 9JY.
Each performance included ‘Blackadder’s Christmas Carol’ and ‘The Blackadder: The Queen of Spain’s Beard’.

Wednesday 4th December 2019. 7.30pm.
Thursday 5th December 2019. 7.30pm.
Friday 6th December 2019. 7.30pm. 
7th December 2019. 2.30pm.
Saturday 7th December 2019. 7.30pm. 


We reunited many of the cast from our previous Blackadder productions

Christmas Carol:

Edmund Blackadder – Iain Wood
Baldrick – Chris Tennant
Queen Victoria – Joy Dilnot
Prince Albert – Sean McDermott
Nursie – Jen Barber
Queen Elizabeth I – Emma Dell
Lord Melchett – David Pibworth
Prince George – Steve Clark
Lord Nelson – Michael Hutchinson
Old lady gathering presents –  Sue Whyte
Urchin Boy – Claire Duff
Beadle – Carl Defriend
Orphans x 3 – David Lovesy, Jen Barber & David Pibworth
Mrs Scratchit – Ann Skelly
Spirit of Christmas – David Lovesy
Millicent – Alexandra Clark
Ralph – Michael Hutchinson
Narrator – Richard Duncombe
Queen Asphyxia XIX – Emma Dell
Lord Frondo – David Pibworth
Prince Pigmot – Steve Clark
Bernard – Jen Barber

The Queen of Spain’s Beard:

Prince Edmund Blackadder – Chris Tennant
Baldrick – Iain Wood
Percy – Michael Hutchinson
King Richard IV – David Lovesy
Prince Harry – Steve Clark
The Queen – Emma Dell
Interpreter – Sean McDermott
Spanish Infanta– Sue Whyte
Lord Chiswick – Carl Defriend
Princess Leia – Charis Dilnot
Archbishop – David Pibworth
Messenger – Joy Dilnot
Lady / Princess – Claire Duff
Mrs Applebottom – Jen Barber
Mr Applebottom – Carl Defriend
Rev. Lloyd – Ann Skelly
Narrator – Richard Duncombe

Production Team

Director Steve Clark
Production Manager – David Lovesy
Sound – Peter Lawson
Marketing & Publicity – David Lovesy and Nicki Probets
Lighting Design – Dave Greenaway
Props – Pam Buckle
Music – Paul Kitchen and James Clark
Wardrobe Mistress – Mel Best
Crew – Emily Thomas

Set – Dave Greenaway
Hair and Make up – Emma Dell (One Salon)
Costumes – MKTOC and Admiral Costumes
Stage Management – Dave Howard

What our audiences said about our 2017 production of Blackadder Goes Forth:

“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!”