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Blackadder Goes Forth

Written by Richard Curtis & Ben Elton

Directed by David Mears

It’s 1917 and Blackadder is now a captain in the British Army at the Front, commanding gallant-but-dumb Lieutenant George St. Barleigh and the even dumber Private Baldrick.

Waiting in fear of the dreaded order to go ‘over the top’ from the patently insane General Melchett, Blackadder devises serial attempts to escape the trenches such as joining the Royal Flying Corps or becoming army entertainers, always with the offer of one of Baldrick’s cunning plans.

There can barely have been a less likely setting for comedy than the trenches of the First World War.

Writers Richard Curtis and Ben Elton deserve special plaudits, then, for maintaining their hilarious standards and making this series more pointed than its predecessors; mixing the lighter jokes with a gallows humour in the face of a tragic and harrowing story.

Playing at The Bear Pit Theatre, Rother Street 2nd - 10th November 2018  Tickets available via the Bear Pit Website, in person from the RSC box office from 10am Mon - Sun or our ticket hotline 01789 403416 Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm 


Date Time
Friday 2nd November7.30 pm
Saturday 3rd November2.30 pm
Saturday 3rd November7.30 pm
Monday 5th November7.30 pm
Tuesday 6th November7.30 pm
Wednesday 7th November7.30 pm
Thursday 8th November7.30 pm
Friday 9th November7.30 pm
Saturday 10th November2.30 pm
Saturday 10th November7.30 pm

Contact information and location

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The Bear Pit Theatre, Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU

Tel: 01789 403416
Email: Click here to email Blackadder Goes Forth


Contact Information

Tel: 01789 403416


£14 (concs £12 - under 18s half price)

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