Season dates - 10th-24th November 2018 and 5th-8th December, 2018 at the Gaslight Theatre, Cambridge.

The season opens over Armistice weekend in Cambridge, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I (hostilities ceased at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918).

This production is an amateur performance based on the hit BBC comedy television series Blackadder Goes Forth written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton.  All royalties from this production are paid to Comic Relief.

The script, adapted for the stage by director Dave Stearns, is based on 4 episodes of the original series (Corporal Punishment, General Hospital, Private Plane and Goodbyee) and has been written to allow for the complexities of transferring a television series to a stage performance.

The action is set in the British trenches of the Western Front in 1917 and chronicles Blackadder’s attempts to escape the madness of war, aided and abetted by upper-class twit, Lt George St Barleigh and the profoundly stupid Private Baldrick and his “cunning plans”.

Tickets from Cambridge Paper Plus and www.eventfinda.co.nz

Meal & Show and Show Only options available, special matinee on Armistice Sunday

Parental Guidance advised – moderate sexual references, comedy violence, and mild swearing.

Below is the link to the Armistice in Cambridge facebook

https://facebook.com/ArmisticeinCambridge/

Cast

Edmund                                          Nic Wells

Baldrick                                           Mike Murphy-Scanlon

George                                            Jared Wooldridge

Melchett                                           Mike Williams

Darling                                             Ryan Wolf                                                              

Perkins                                            Alan Gladwin

Bob, Tipperwick                               Amanda McCloughen

Jones, Haig, Von Richthoven          Dave Moore

Nurse Mary                                      Laura Hill

Smith, Robinson                              Marty Sieffert

Fraser, Flashheart                           Matt Silvester


2019 Line up

23 March – 6 April - Closure by Ron Bliqu 

15-29 June – Glide Time by Roger Hall.  

14-28 September - Les Liaisons Dangereuses. 

30 November – 14 December - April Philips’ two one-act plays, Bonking James Bond and Snip.

Interested in Directing?

Cambridge Repertory Society have put together a handbook for Directors. It contains useful reference information relating to productions and includes all roles and responsibilities for the full production team. It's a great overview and well worth a read!If you are interested, and want to know more, please contact us on mail@cambridgerepertory.org.nz

 

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