Throughout the ages men of flair, faculty and outstanding courage have contributed to England’s glorious heritage. Others, like the snivelling worm Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh (alias BLACKADDER) have emerged from the dust of dodgy documents to claim their wrongful position in history.
The stage version of the BBC TV comedy classic (which starred Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry and Miranda Richardson) is coming to Launceston. Lord Edmund Blackadder is a leading courtier to the ditsy Queen Elizabeth I. Assisted by the clueless but fashionable Lord Percy Percy (the stupidest git that ever drew breath), and a dung-eating cunning servant named Baldrick (the filthy), he is on the lookout for funds to support his Renaissance lifestyle.
Directed by Troy Ridgway, the Tasmanian stage premiere of BLACKADDER arrived at the Earl Arts Centre 28 October to 12 November 2016.
DIRECTOR Troy Ridgway
EDMUND BLACKADDER Chris Jackson
BALDRICK Matt Taylor
QUEEN ELIZABETH I Robyn Daly
LORD MELCHETT Cameron Hindrum
LORD PERCY PERCY Lachlan Cassidy
By Richard Curtis and Ben Elton. Presented with kind permission of Comic Relief