From the group that brought you ‘Fawlty Towers’, ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ and ‘Avenue Q’, Encore! Performing Arts are proud to present the witty and hilarious sitcom, ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’. Presenting this show is particularly fitting, as it coincides with the 100 year anniversary of the end of WWI.
It’s 1917, and deep inside the Allied trenches, Captain Edmund Blackadder is an intelligent, self-centered officer whose aim is to survive until the war is over. He is assisted by the eager but stupid Lt. George Colthurst and the moronic, grungy Private Baldrick.
Blackadder’s commander is the insane General Melchett, who is assisted by Blackadder’s rival Captain Darling…and Edmund will stop at nothing to avoid going ‘over the top’.
We present four episodes from the hit BBC sitcom:
‘Captain Cook’ – Blackadder learns of a secret mission in search of a talented artist within the Trenchers;
‘Corporal Punishment’ – Edmund is put on court martial for the ‘murder’ of General Melchett’s beloved pigeon ‘Speckled Jim’;
‘Major Star’ – when the Russians pull out of the war, the way to increase morale is a music hall type concert for the men, but George finds himself in a sticky situation;
‘Goodbyeee’ – the day arrives when the men are ordered to advance into No-Man’s-Land, but can Blackadder make one last ditch attempt to avoid the inevitable push?
The show will be performed at ‘the space’, Nottingham Girls High School, 9 Arboretum St, Nottingham, NG1 4JB, from Monday 9th – Saturday 14th April 2018. Tickets are available now at www.ticketsource.co.uk/encoreperformingarts and are priced at £12 concessions (Under 18, Over 65, and Students), and £15 adults with an opening night offer of all tickets £10 on Monday 9th April. Alternatively, you can ring the box office at 0333 666 3366 (online and telephone booking fees apply).
the space is the brand new theatre of the Nottingham Girls High School, having only opened in March 2017, this brand new state-of-the art building boasts facilities such as free on-site parking, welcoming licensed bar, new comfortable auditorium seating and disabled access.
For more information, you can check out our website at www.encoreperformingarts.co.uk or like us on Facebook @encorenottingham.
Throughout the show week, we will be collecting buckets at the end of each show for the Royal British Legion who help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families all year round. They also campaign to improve their lives, organise the Poppy Appeal and remember the fallen. You can find out more information at www.britishlegion.org.uk