Blackadder Goes Forth
from the BBC TV Series
Richard Curtis & Ben Elton
Directed by Simon H West
18th – 27th June (not 21st)
It’s 1917 and Edmund Blackadder is now a captain in the British Army at the Western Front, commanding gallant-but-dumb Lieutenant George St. Barleigh and the even dumber Private S. Baldrick.
Waiting in fear of the dreaded order to go ‘over the top’ from the patently insane General Melchett and his twitchy staff officer, Captain Darling, Blackadder devises serial attempts to escape the trenches always with the offer of one of Baldrick’s cunning plans.
First broadcast on the BBC in 1989, Blackadder Goes Forth is one of the most intelligent as well as among the funniest of British sitcoms.