Blackadder Goes Forth
Side splittingly funny, Blackadder Goes Forth brilliantly blends light comedy with gallows humour while delivering a poignant message on the futility of war.
It’s 1917. Captain Edmund Blackadder finds himself deep in the trenches of World War 1 at the mercy of the patently insane General Melchett. Determined to avoid being sent ‘over the top’ to certain death, he devises a number of outlandish schemes to try and escape the frontlines, all with the less than able assistance of his colleagues – the overly enthusiastic Lieutenant George and the doggedly stupid Private Baldrick. Meanwhile his main obstacle for escape remains Captain Darling, who is equally determined that Blackadder be present for the big push.
An Grianán Theatre in association with Earagail Arts Festival present An Grianán Youth Theatre in Blackadder Goes Forth.
Adapted for the stage by Fergal Lonergan and based on the original TV series by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton.
Directed by John D Ruddy.
Captain Blackadder – Fergal Lonergan
Private Baldrick – Joseph Gallagher
Lieutenant George – Ronan McGrath
Captain Darling – Oscar Murtagh
General Melchett – Adam Boyle
Corporal Perkins – Jasper Kardos
Sergeant Jones – Kieron Clarke
Private Tipplewick – Orla MacRory / Laramie Carey
Private Robinson – Callum Connolly Galway
Private Fraser – Ryan McKelvey
Sir Douglas Haig – Ryan McKelvey
Lord Flasheart – Emory Ramsay
Baron von Richthofen – Kai McHugh
By kind permission of Tiger Aspect Productions. Supported by Donegal County Council.
- Category: Comedy / Drama / Highlights
- Date: Thursday 6 July 2017 - Saturday 8 July 2017
- Time: 8pm
- Tickets: €12/€8, Family of Four €35
- Age recommendation: suitable ages 15+
- Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes including interval