Newport Playgoers’ “cunning plan” of performing Blackadder Goes Forth to mark the centenary of the First World War is sure to prove a success in attracting audiences to the Dolman Theatre.

Based on the fourth and final series of the BBC hit comedy, this play has the recurring characters of Blackadder, Baldrick and George scheming to get out of the trenches during WWI. General Melchett & Captain Darling thwart their efforts in their own bumbling style.

Packed with wit and humour, this play also has the power to make audiences think about the indiscriminate waste of so many lives – all those naive Baldricks, the patriotic Georges and the world-weary Blackadders who never returned from the Great War.

‘Blackadder Goes Forth’ is at the Dolman Theatre from 13 – 16 May at 7.15 pm with a matinee performance on the Saturday at 2.30 pm. For more information or to book tickets call 01633 263670 or visit