Grantham Dramatic Society will stage Blackadder Goes Forth in November

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Grantham Dramatic Society is inviting people interested in joining it to an open evening tomorrow (Tuesday) and also to casting sessions for its next production of Blackadder Goes Forth.

Anybody interested in the society’s activities on or off-stage is invited to the open evening which starts at 7.30pm at Unit 19, The Old Malthouse on Springfield Road.

The open casting sessions will be held on July 8, 10 and 15 from 7.30pm at the society’s rehearsal rooms at The Old Malthouse.

Show director Helen Pack said: “We host an Open Evening every couple of years. It’s a relaxed and informal way for people to get a feel for the group, without any commitment. We’ll have displays about all the different aspects of putting on a play and members will be on hand to chat through any questions you may have. There’s so much to do to stage a production, from set-building to hair and make-up so new faces are always welcome.”

Free drinks and nibbles will be provided at the Open Evening.

The casting sessions for Blackadder Goes Forth will help to fill at least nine parts for male actors and two for women.

Helen added: “There are lots of parts up for grabs from the leading role of sarcastic Captain Blackadder, through to soldiers who will appear as extras. That means there’s something for all levels of confidence and experience, whether you’re experienced or never been on stage before. We always welcome new members, and this show has a lot of challenges so we think it’s a great opportunity to find some new talent.”

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Blackadder Goes Forth, the classic sitcom first aired on the BBC in the 1980s, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.The production has been planned to commemorate the centenary of World War One. By turns hilarious and deeply poignant, this TV classic parodies the conditions of the battlefields in Flanders. The show is set to be on stage at the Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham, from November 26 to 29.