Blackadder


BLACKADDER

28 October – 12 November 2016 at the EARL ARTS CENTRE

 

“I have a cunning plan, M’Lord…”

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.

 

TASMANIAN PREMIERE PRODUCTION

 

EDMUND BLACKADDER  Chris Jackson
BALDRICK  Matt Taylor
QUEEN ELIZABETH I  Robyn Daly
LORD MELCHETT  Cameron Hindrum
LORD PERCY-PERCY  Lachlan Cassidy
NURSIE  Lou Peters
ENSEMBLE   George Abbott, Robbie Bleakley, Harrison Collis Oates, Leroy Enniss, Hanlon Innocent, Fiona Reilly, Sarah Woodcock-Davis, Rob Wilkinson

 

DIRECTOR  Troy Ridgway
SET DESIGNER  Darryl Rogers
LIGHTING DESIGNER  Chris Jackson
COSTUME MANAGER  Teressa Carr
PROPERTIES MANAGER  Linda Emery
STAGE MANAGER  Lucy Pullen
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS  Belinda J King

Costumes courtesy of GROWL THEATRE, Brisbane

 

Proudly supported by the City of Launceston Event Sponsorship Program

 

 

By Richard Curtis and Ben Elton. Presented with kind permission of Comic Relief