HBT’s production has hardly reinvented the wheel, and for some may prove an unhappy return to GCSE English class.
Sound and technical issues played a part in preventing the show from really resonating, or indeed even being understood by the audience at times.
The cast can only be commended on what was an effective and amusing trip to the British Regency.
Palatinate asks the cast and crew how they’ve been preparing for Blackadder the Third, and what they hope audiences will take from it.
"The Woodplayers chose an ambitious text, and for all their efforts their ambition was rewarded."
"It made me laugh, cry and gasp - it made me question attitudes to sex and intimacy in a new way."
Frequently overhearing other audience members remarking that they ‘weren’t sure what was going on,’ I’m not certain how far the Woodplayers have succeeded in this dramatic endeavour.