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Reading - Blackadder

Mid/late August 2018

Blackadder (at Pavilions Teignmouth) –
by Richard Curtis/Ben Elton

Directed by Amy Burton-Smith

The three episodes being staged are: 

1. Major Star - in which Blackadder takes on the role of producing a concert party to boost the troops’ morale, but there is a problem with the leading lady! 

2. Corporal Punishment - communication problems in the trenches mean that it is all down to “Speckled Jim”, a carrier pigeon, to get the order to ad-vance through to the front. Will the message get delivered? 

3. Goodbyee - The order to “go over the top” has been given and Blackadder is trying everything to get out of going. An incredibly poignant end to the Blackadder chronicles. 

Reading:  Sunday 4th February 2018

Auditions:  Wednesday 7th and Sunday 11th February 2018


Edmund - (m) sarcastic and dry character

George - (m) upper class twit with no common sense at all

Baldrick - (m) no brain at all and repulsive in every level

Melchett - (m) eccentric man in charge

Darling - (m) intelligent man who has a dislike for Blackadder. Ideally the actor in this role can mimic the eye twitch that Tim mcinnerny has in the series.


The following are episode specific so can be doubled. 


Bob - (f) an eager young lady with a good singing voice. 


Perkins - (m) camp prison guard 

Corporal Jones - (m) loud and cheerful leader of the firing squad

The firing squad:

Private Robinson (m)

Private Fraser (m)

Private Tipplewick (m) 

Clerk of the court (m) non speaking role


Field Marshal Haig - (m) no nonsense character. His word is final.

Voice (Offstage) - (m) needs a loud shout 


Earlier Event: January 17
Auditions - Mindgame
Later Event: February 7
Auditions - Blackadder