Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
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When Richard Curtis, Ben Elton and the boys got going with the Black Adder series they ran forward in time from the reign of Richard IV (sic) to the First World War.
When Serial Productions started what looks like being a series of productions here they began last year with Blackadder Goes Fourth, which was hugely successful and are moving back in time.
Balckadder the Third's cast Rodney van Groningen, Joe Isaia and Keith Scrivens (Photograph courtesy of Serial Productions)
This has led to this year's production of Blackadder the Third, with largely the same cast and directed by David Gregory
Set in 19th Century Regency England E Blackadder Esq (Joe Isaia) and his hapless dogsbody Baldrick (Keith Scrivens) are in service to Prince George, the Prince of Wales (Rodney van Groningen).
The Prince, a spoiled, foppish idiot, is acting as Regent for his father (Mad King George the Third) amidst the fads and crazes of the times. Blackadder needs all his wits about him to cope not only with the Prince and his many strange subjects but also with Baldrick.
This year Serial Productions is very proud to be supporting Telethon, Western Australia's very own registered children's charitable trust. Part proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated to this worthy cause.
Blackadder the Third runs from the 1st to the 11th of October at the old Mill Theatre, Mends Street in South Perth. Tickets cost $27 ($24 Concession) are are obtainable from the Try Booking website.