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Blackadder Goes Forth on its 40th anniversary!

Blackadder Goes Forth. Melchett, Blackadder and Baldrick. Photo courtesy of the Talisman Theatre.

The classic comedy 'Blackadder Goes Forth' takes to the stage at The Talisman Theatre as it celebrates its fortieth anniversary from its first broadcast.


Kenilworth based Talisman Theatre gets ready for an uproarious stage production of 'Blackadder Goes Forth', written by the comedic genius duo, Ben Elton and Richard Curtis. This timeless classic is set to ignite laughter and transport you to the trenches of World War I with its witty dialogue, unforgettable characters, and side-splitting humour.

Blackadder Goes Forth follows the misadventures of Captain Edmund Blackadder and his motley crew as they navigate the challenges and absurdities of the Great War. Fueled by Ben Elton and Richard Curtis's razor-sharp wit, the play guarantees a night of laughter and entertainment that will leave audiences of all ages in stitches. From the brilliant minds behind Mr. Bean, Notting Hill, and Four Weddings and a Funeral, Blackadder Goes Forth promises an evening of comedic brilliance that will transport you back in time while keeping you laughing in the present.

As the British television series celebrates its momentous fortieth anniversary this year, the Talisman Theatre seizes the perfect occasion to bring forth the stage adaptation of this historically significant (and uproariously hilarious) production. Despite bidding adieu to our screens after its debut in 1983, the show continues to hold a steadfast place in the hearts of viewers, making it an enduring favourite.

Directed by David Draper, this production boasts a talented cast and says that, “I’m really enjoying seeing these beloved characters come to life on stage. The intricate set design and authentic period costumes promise to recreate the atmosphere of the trenches and we’re excited to be providing a great evening of theatre for our audiences.”

Audiences are invited to pay tribute to this iconic comedy and celebrate the wit and humour of Ben Elton and Richard Curtis. Whether you're a die-hard fan of the original television series or new to the world of 'Blackadder,' this stage production promises an evening of laughter, camaraderie, and a chance to relive the timeless charm of one of television's greatest comedies.

Don't miss out on this journey into the trenches – secure your tickets now for Talisman Theatre’s production of 'Blackadder Goes Forth.' The show opens on 28 August and runs until 2 September. Tickets are selling fast and can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 01926 856548.


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