Review: Blackadder Rides Again Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Interalia Theatre.
Interalia Theatre.
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Interalia Theatre returned with their production of Blackadder to raise money for Comic Relief, following a sell-out performance last year.

The company performed four episodes from the classic BBC comedy, transporting the audience from 1485 to 1917 in just two hours.

Fans of the show, penned by Rowan Atkinson, Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, will certainly not be disappointed as some of the series’ most memorable moments are played out on stage.

The show opens with the witch hunts in Witchsmeller Pursuviant and concludes with General Hospital from Blackadder Goes Forth. The audience were laughing and clapping from start to finish.

The most notable highlight is the re-enactment of Ink and Incapability, the famous episode in which Baldrick burns Dr Johnson’s dictionary.

Sean Ridley is sensational as Blackadder. His facial expressions and excellent comic timing are second to none. Nick Scovell also shone throughout, particularly in his role as General Melchett.