Blackadder Goes Forth
Blackadder Wants You! – Call for cast.
MMuDS next production ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’ is putting together a cast for this play based on the BBC series and written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton.
Anyone interested in being part of the production should put 7.00pm, Thursday 29 November at the Delatite Hotel, in their diary, where a script reading, information & expression of interest session is planned.
Black Adder goes forth" is the British comedy that takes satirical swipes at various epochs of history; in this case, World War I. The lead role, Edmund Blackadder, who is sharp of intellect, corrupt and conniving, accompanied by the dimwitted Baldrick
Accompanied by his incompetent subordinates, the eternal Baldrick and the good-natured and stupid, although surprisingly talented George, who Blackadder spends most of his time attempting to evade, are going out into the field against the Germans. Thwarting Blackadder's goal are the loud, dimwitted General Melchett and his "office boy", the waffly Captain Darling, who is Blackadder's enemy. The anti-war message in ‘Blackadder Goes Forth, is clear and poignant, exposing the futility and inefficiency of the first world war.
‘Blackadder Goes Forth’ is an absolutely hilarious play. George with his bumbling character, a foolish young man related to the aristocracy who clearly could not profit from attending even the best schools in Britain, is both amusing and endearing, with many little touches (such as his talents in painting and acting) which lend him more depth.
Also of special note is the nervous and semi-neurotic Captain Darling. The ongoing hostility and verbal bickering between him and Blackadder provide for many amusing moments, and his incompetence and frustrated attempts to get the upper hand on Blackadder ultimately results in an odd sort of sympathy for him. One senses that his life never amounts to more than the dry, petty details of his officework, and like the rest of the characters he appears to be somehow trapped and powerless against a monstrous, inescapable situation greater than himself.
Finally, there is the gratifying return of "Bob" and the indomitable Captain Flasheart who plays a significant role in ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’.
MMuDS will hold a playreading, information & expression of interest evening at the Delatite Hotel, 7.00pm, Thursday 29 November for those interested in being part of the production. More details at www.mmuds.org.au
9 Cast - 8 men & 1 woman consists of
CAPTAIN EDMUND BLACKADDER
PRIVATE S. BALDRICK
LIEUTENANT VON GERBARDT & Soldier 1
BARON VON RICHTOFEN & Solider 2
FLASHEART & Soldier 3