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Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard -
September 24 - 27 at 19.45
- YES Two Hundred and Fifty productions - amazing
This will be Director Bob Ryder's
twenty second Wick production since 1991
[ l to
r] David Peaty and Chris Parke with Hazel Starns and Sophie Lane
Miles Davies photo-shoot at Preston Manor,
Brighton - see
Theatre group marks its historic milestone "
Wick Theatre's next drama marks an historic
milestone - writes Elaine Hammond - the company's 250th production since it was founded in 1948.
To mark the occasion, the company is to stage one of the world's greatest
plays, The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov.
The comedy, which was Chekhov's last play, is set
in the most unlikely of circumstances and this new translation will be
directed by Bob Ryder.
Mr Ryder will be marking his own anniversary - 25 years of working with the
theatre company. He has been a stalwart of Wick Theatre, both on and off
Mr Ryder said: " This is an astonishing play,
which always remains fresh and modern. It never fails to surprise and
delight you with the quirkiness of its characters, as they flip-flop between
laughter and tears. Staging it is a perfect choice for Wick's amazing
landmark of 250 productions. "
Publicity officer Anna Quick said: " A cast of 17
very experienced actors, headed by Hazel Starns as Lyuba, the flighty owner of
the estate, bring this off-beat comedy vividly to life. Without
exception, the characters re eccentric, unpredictable or off-the-wall.
Even when they are driven to wild despair; their words and actions are never
far from being comical. "
Wick at Southwick Society's Manor Cottage,
Aug 23rd to Sep 27th
morning - 10.30 / 12.30
For more than 60 years Wick Theatre Company has been part
of the beating heart of the community, and this year celebrates its 250th
Pivotal in the creation of The Barn Theatre over 60 years
Wick has performed there ever since.
This exhibition aims to celebrate Wick by
revisiting some shows, with original production photographs, programmes, press
cuttings and reminiscences of company members.
Take a trip down memory lane with us, and relive highlights
the past 66 years.
ON THIS SITE you'll find information
about Wick Theatre Company's productions, the company and its history;
240 productions. Each is listed in its year of performance with cast
and crew detailed as closely as archive material permits.
available have been scrupulously copied
from material gathered together
by Ralph Dawes and Ray Hopper and
from members' own scrapbooks.
Along the way Wick have entered
[and won] a number of Arts and Drama Festivals across Sussex
and brief notes have been included in the section And