CAST from the upcoming Royal Manor Theatre Production of Blackadder 2 travelled around Portland in full costume to promote their show.

The production, at the Royal Manor Theatre on Portland from June 24 to 29, is based upon the BBC TV show written by Ben Elton and Richard Curtis.

On a gloriously sunny day, the whole cast took to the streets and landmarks of Portland to spread the word. Travelling the length and breadth of the Island, the cast met with local people and visitors, had selfies and kept in character all day!

Chris Wadley, director of the production, and a local teacher by day, was out and about dressed as Blackadder's put upon cousin, Percy, indulging in a bit of scooter action at the Chesil Skate Park, much to the entertainment of the young people there.

Lots of instagram posts were tagged, and despite requests for Percy to "do a drop off", the cast left unscathed. The spectacularly creepy Wise Woman (Clare Alexander) and Lady Farrow (Tina Hoyle) also joined in the fun at Billie Winters, where they beguiled a busy Portland Harbour windsurf crowd.

Meanwhile, Lord Melchett (David Mackay), Nurse (Victoria Bush), and Queenie (Carolyn Lawler) visited Portland Castle to help out at the kitchens, took some photos with sightseers at the Olympic rings and invaded the Heights Hotel, surprising guests and staff alike! Finally, Blackadder (Gavin Roberts), Baldrick (Sue Coleshill) and Bob (Beki Way) bounded around Easton, signing autographs, doing a spot of supermarket sweeping, taking selfies and enjoying the beautiful weather on Portland.

Chris said: "I'm sure that these stories are familiar old friends to many, and hope that we shed new light on them for you with our interpretation."

*The production, the first time Blackadder has been performed on stage in Dorset, will be staged at the Royal Manor Theatre, from Monday, June 24 to Saturday, June 29. Call the box office for tickets.