Mon 1 Jan 0001 - Sat 23 Sep 2017
Following the success of their previous forays into the Blackadder Family tree, Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy takes you to the trenches of World War I…
Join Edmund Blackadder, Baldrick, George, Captain Darling and General Melchett in three staged episodes from the hugely popular TV series
Captain Cook: When Field Marshal Haig unveils his new strategy to “move his drinks cabinet six inches closer to Berlin”, Blackadder volunteers to be an Official War Artist, not realising that a commission to paint a cover for thoroughly absorbent propaganda magazine King and Country is just a ruse for a highly-dangerous secret mission. Can Baldrick’s plan to become Melchett’s chef save him, and how much custard can one cat produce?
Corporal Punishment: Despite problems with communications, orders for another mission arrive by carrier pigeon and Blackadder breaches regulations by eating the messenger. With George as his lawyer in a court martial, and with only one night to live, can the “Flanders pigeon murderer” avoid death by firing squad using Baldrick’s smuggled escape kit?
Major Star: With everyone talking about the famous comedian Charlie Chaplin, Blackadder volunteers to organise a variety show in the hope that it will be shifted to the London Palladium. Unfortunately, Melchett has fallen in love with his leading lady, the fair Georgina (George dressed as a woman).
Written by Ben Elton and Richard Curtis. By kind permission of Tiger Aspect Productions and supporting Comic Relief. Performance by a company of non-professional actors