Blackadder II

Dates: 26 June – 6 July 2019

Playwrights: Richard Curtis, Rowan Atkinson, Ben Elton and John Lloyd

Director: Dominique Ware


Set in Elizabethan England. The principal character, Edmund, Lord Blackadder, is the great-grandson of the original Black Adder, and is now a member of the London aristocracy. He is both dashing and intelligent, although he is still scheming and cynical in his outlook. The series follows his attempts to win the favour of the childish Queen Elizabeth I. As before, he is aided, and often hindered, by two less-than-intelligent sidekicks, his servant Baldrick, and Lord Percy, with whom Blackadder has a grudging friendship.