Encore Theatre Company delivers Blackadder to Tasmania for the first time

CLASSIC COMEDY: Chris Jackson as Blackadder with Matt Taylor as Baldrick. Earl Arts Centre will host 14 shows between October 28 and November 12. Picture: Neil Richardson

CLASSIC COMEDY: Chris Jackson as Blackadder with Matt Taylor as Baldrick. Earl Arts Centre will host 14 shows between October 28 and November 12. Picture: Neil Richardson

The director of Encore Theatre Company's upcoming production of Blackadder says cast members are still as fresh as ever after 12 weeks of preparation. 

With the first of 14 shows at the Earl Arts Centre set to kick off on Friday, Troy Ridgway said his directing debut had so far been characterised by laughter-filled rehearsals. 

“The cast has been absolutely fantastic, every rehearsal they bring something new to it and they’re continually finding ways to make me laugh,” Ridgway said.

In what will be Tasmania’s first production of Blackadder, Ridgway promised audiences a brand new take on their favourite characters. 

“What I've been trying to do is to take your original characters, like your Rowan Atkinson,Tony Robinson and Stephen Fry, take what they did for the TV shows but then put a new spin on it.”

For more information or to buy tickets visit theatrenorth.com.au/blackadder/