Poulton Drama Presents Blackadder Goes Forth
20 – 24 November 2018 at Thornton Little Theatre
To commemorate 100 years since the end of the first world war, (by permission of the BBC) award winning Poulton Drama bring this iconic comedy by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton to the stage.
Up to their necks in mud, Capt. Edmund Blackadder and his intrepid platoon await orders to go ‘over the top’ and blast the beastly Boche to kingdom come. But wait, Private Baldric has a cunning plan to evade their inevitable fate and see them safe home in Blighty before bedtime.
Can our heroes escape the mad machinations of maniacal General Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett and his insidious sidekick, brown-nosed Capt. Kevin Darling or is the game up.
Will it be the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle pattering out their hasty orisons for our team or will Vesta Tilley keep the home fires burning?
You will laugh, you will cry; we will remember together.
Thornton Little Theatre
20th – 24th November
Tickets are £10 for Adults and £8 for Students and Patrons
Or by telephoning the box office: 01253 887693 and please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!
More about Poulton Drama
Poulton Drama presents three plays a year in various locations across the Fylde Coast.
Past productions include the hilarious and multiple award-winning Vicar of Dibley, the heart-wrenching Blood Brothers and Arthur Miller’s classic The Crucible. Plays are performed in a variety of venues including Thornton Little Theatre and Blackpool Grand Theatre.
Poulton Drama is an award-winning amateur dramatic society, diverse and friendly. The group welcomes new members to take on acting roles, or to help out with all aspects of theatre including set design, sound, lighting, costume design, front of house and publicity.
There’s also a buzzing social calendar which includes regular theatre visits, quiz nights and infamous after show parties.
A Great Year – and a NODA
What a year 2016 was for Poulton Drama who swept the boards at the annual local “Oscar” ceremony, the NODA’s, at the Devere Hotel.
They were honoured to be nominated in a huge nine categories for their productions of Yes Prime Minister and Daisy Pulls it Off, taking home four trophies winning Best Play for ‘Daisy’, Best Director for Renee Ames, Best Supporting Actress for Claire Hull Naylor and the coveted Best Overall Production of 2015 for ‘Daisy Pulls It off.’
Daisy Director Renee Ames says, “I was absolutely overwhelmed with the success of the production and astonished to be awarded the most prized title of Best Overall Production. I am so proud and pleased for everyone involved.”
The Company are also currently in rehearsal for their upcoming production of Relatively Speaking, to be performed at Thornton Little Theatre in March.
Following that, they will be performing twice in as many months at Blackpool Grand Theatre, firstly as part of the exciting professional production of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in April and secondly in John Godber’s poignant comedy appropriately set in Blackpool, September in the Rain.
Cathy Davies, Company Chairperson says, “Poulton Drama are just going from strength to strength. We have an extremely talented set of actors, directors, stage technicians and support team, who are able to produce such a wide variety of productions.
“What we have achieved in the last 12 months is an amazing and exciting achievement with the icing on the cake being the Awards and of course, performing in Stratford in June alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company. What more could a drama company ask?
Poulton Drama Presents…
September in the Rain
Poulton Drama preparation for Midsummer Nights Dream
Poulton Drama Daisy Pulls it Off
Rehearsals for Daisy Pulls it Off
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