With just a few weeks away Congleton Players are now well into rehearsals with their first play of the 2022/2023 season “Blackadder II” and it’s a cracker.
Blackadder II first hit our TV screens on BBC some 36 years ago and is set during the reign of Elizabeth I. The play written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton is being directed by Howard Ball and Robin Jackson and runs from the 4th to the 8th October at the Daneside Theatre, Congleton.
The Blackadder series has been voted as one of the funniest British comedies of all time and Blackadder II is said to be the funniest of them all.
Edmund Blackadder, our dashing, scheming, cynical hero attempts to win the favour of a capricious Queen whilst being thwarted at every turn by his sidekicks Baldrick and Percy and of course his chief rival, Lord Melchett.
The performance includes four episodes from the second series… you know, the Elizabethan one … and will be presented with all the much loved and familiar characters.
“Bells”. Blackadder falls for a young new servant called ‘Bob’ but his wedding plans are hampered by the question of who should be best man!
“Potato”. Blackadder determined not to be beaten by the return of Sir Walter “ooh what a big ship” Raleigh so decides to set sail – but where to and for what?
“Beer”. A raucous drinking session at the same time and place as attempting to impress a puritan aunt is not a very cunning plan… as Blackadder soon discovers!
“Chains”. A devilish plot to overthrow the Queen is foiled by Blackadder… or is it?
Tickets priced at £10 and £8 (concessions) are available from Congleton Information Centre
(01260 270350 Option 1 and online via Ticket Source or through the website