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Blackadder comes to Corpus Playroom to raise money for Comic Relief





University of Cambridge students performed Blackadder Goes Forth at the university’s Corpus Playroom to raise money for Red Nose Day.

The talented cast of seven brought two episodes of the classic British sitcom – co-written by Comic Relief co-founder Richard Curtis – to life from Wednesday (13 March) to Saturday (16 March), and all of the money raised from ticket sales, programme sales and homemade cakes went to Comic Relief.

From left, Sophia Orr as Lord Flashheart and Helen Brookes as the Red Barron. Picture: Keith Heppell
From left, Sophia Orr as Lord Flashheart and Helen Brookes as the Red Barron. Picture: Keith Heppell

Kae Deller, a student and the show’s producer, said: “Blackadder just felt very appropriate because of the Richard Curtis connection and, of course, everyone in Footlights adores Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

“It really felt like a natural fit for our Comic Relief fundraiser.”

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How much was raised? “I’m not 100 per cent sure how much we raised because we’re waiting for the show settlement,” replied Kae, “but we got £261 in donations and roughly £1,500 in ticket sales.”

For more on the Corpus Playroom, visit adctheatre.com/about-us/corpus-playroom/.



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