20th to 24th September 2011 at the Chrysalis Theatre, Milton Keynes

“We have a cunning plan…”

By kind permission of Richard Curtis and supporting Comic Relief, we performed 3 stories from the 3rd series of the classic TV Comedy series.

A stupid Prince George, a scheming butler, an incompetent and turnip obsessed dogs-body, Mrs Miggins and her pie shop and, of course, several cunning plans!

Thrill to the exploits of devilish Highwayman “The Shadow”! Swoon at Baldrick’s trousers versus the French revolutionaries! Literally widdle your drawers at the drama of rewriting the dictionary!

Ink and Incapability:
Prince George decides he needs to shake off his reputation as England’s greatest thicky, so he agrees to patronise Dr Johnson’s new dictionary.

Amy and Amiability:
As ever, the Prince is terminally short of cash, so he is persuaded to marry the fantastically wealthy heiress, Miss Amy Hardwood.

Nob and Nobility:
Everyone in Britain is mad with admiration for the Scarlet Pimpernel, who has been bravely rescuing French aristocrats from the clutches of evil revolutionaries.

Written by Ben Elton and Richard Curtis. By arrangement with Tiger Aspect Productions and supporting Comic Relief.

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

Show Dates, Times and Ticket Prices

Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th September 2011 at the Chrysalis Theatre, Camphill, Milton Keynes.
Each performance included 3 episodes (with 2 short intervals).
Tuesday 20th September 2011. 7.30pm.
Wednesday 21st September 2011. 7.30pm.
Thursday 22nd September 2011. 7.30pm.
Friday 23rd September 2011. 7.30pm.
Saturday 24th September 2011. 7.30pm.


Edmund Blackadder (a butler) – David Lovesy
Mr S Baldrick (a Dogsbody) – Chris Tennant
Prince George (the Prince Regent) – Steve Clark
Mrs Miggins – Anna Wingerath
Samuel Johnson (a writer) – Paul Blackwell
Lord Byron (a poet) 
– Matt Perris
Shelly (a poet) – Gary Martindale
Coleridge (a poet) – David Pibworth
Aunt Marjorie – Emma Dell
Amy Hardwood (an heiress and highwayman) – Coylah Willock
Mr Hardwood (a noted industrialist) – David Pibworth
The Duke of Cheapside – Matt Perris
Miss Sally Cheapside – Emma Dell
Smedley (an English Lord) – Matt Perris
Topper (an English Lord) – Gary Martindale
The French Ambassador – Paul Blackwell

Production Team

Directors – David Pibworth and Brian Two
Production Manager – Lorraine King
Sound – Peter Lawson
Marketing & Publicity – David Lovesy and Steve Clark
Lighting Design – Andy Nicholson
Props – Pam Buckle, David and Mary Howard
Period FurniturePropit
Set – John Southgate
Set painting and design – Joy Parker
Scenery detailsPeter Evans Studios
Make up 
– Coylah Willox
Hair – Emma Dell (One Salon)
Costumes – Anna Wingerath and County Wardrobe
Stage Management – Karen and Steve Young (Hippofrog)