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Tue 4 Sep 2018, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Wed 5 Sep 2018, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Thu 6 Sep 2018, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Fri 7 Sep 2018, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Sat 8 Sep 2018, 7:30pm–10:00pm

Where: Repertory House, 167 Esk Street, Invercargill, Southland

Restrictions: All Ages

Blackadder Goes Forth, The Play is set in 1917 on the Western Front in the trenches of World War I. Captain Edmund Blackadder is a professional soldier for the British Army.

Blackadder was content with his career until the outbreak of the Great War, having enjoyed a relatively danger-free existence fighting natives who were usually "two feet tall and armed with dried grass".

Finding himself trapped in the trenches with another "big push" planned, his concern is to avoid being sent over the top to his certain death.

The play thus chronicles Blackadder's attempts to escape the trenches through various schemes, most of which fail due to bad fortune, misunderstandings and the general incompetence of his comrades.

The aforementioned comrades are; his Second-in-command, the idealistic Upper-Class Edwardian twit, Lieutenant George and their profoundly stupid but dogged batman Private S. Baldrick.

Blackadder's nemesis come in the form of his superior, the eccentric and clearly mad, General Melchett who rallies his troops from a French château 35 miles from the front, with his bureaucratic assistant, Captain Kevin Darling.

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