HOLMFIRTH’S award winning Turn Again Theatre is in a sticky situation.
The stickiest situation in fact since Sticky the Stick Insect got stuck on a sticky bun. Sound familiar?
The reason for this is because, whilst the society is delighted to have been given permission, by Richard Curtis himself, to perform three episodes of the much loved comedy series Blackadder, it has yet to find somebody to play that role - yes, just where is Baldrick?
What they need is a cunning plan. After all, this is a rare chance for an amateur actor to play the role made famous by Tony Robinson.
So to all you Baldrick look-alikes and sound-a-likes now’s your chance to play a gem of a role.
If you fancy your chances of sounding as other worldly as Baldrick, Turn Again is keen for you to join the company.
All those interested in the role will be asked to attend a very informal audition in early February.
Blackadder is rarely available for amateur theatres, but Turn Again Theatre has secured the rights to perform three episodes a night of the iconic TV programme and are excited to have chosen one episode from each of series 2, 3 and 4.
The show is due on stage at Holmfirth Civic Hall from May 29 to June 1 and is expected to be a sell-out.
The company has already put together a strong cast featuring some of the best comic actors in the area including Steve Baker, Neil Stacey, Roni Brophy and Gwen Parr. All they are missing is a Baldrick!
So, the company needs your support.
After all, as the modest chap himself would say, Blackadder without Baldrick is like a broken pencil … pointless!
If you want to know more, email the show’s director, Lisa Kendall at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07951 446580