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Richard Bean's award-winning play is a glorious celebration of British comedy.  There's laugh-out-loud satire, live music from a skiffle band, plenty of slapstick and some glittering one liners.

The action is set in Brighton in the early 1960s, in the world of some small-time crooks.  At the centre of the action is the bumbling Francis Henshall, who has somehow got himself hired by two minor gangsters.  Chaos unfolds as Francis desperately tries to stop these two 'guvnors' from meeting, while they meanwhile are trying to hide their own identities

One of the funniest plays in a generation.

Mathew Arnold - Stanley Stubbers

Julian Batstone - Gareth, et al

Mark Best : Francis Henshall

Dan Dryer : Harry Dangle

John Garland : Lloyd Boatface

Rose Hall-Smith : Pauline Clench

Maurice Humphries : Alan Dangle

Peter Joyce : Policeman, et al

Charlotte Miller : Rachel Crabbe

David Peaty : Charlie Clench

Bran Pitt : Alfie

Anna Steddon : Dolly

Betty Dawes died peacefully in hospital after a short illness, May 27th 2016

Stalwart of the Company from earliest days - 1948.

The eulogy and Shoreham Herald report are on Betty's tribute page

President Betty Dawes died May 2016
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On this site you'll find information about Wick Theatre Company's 250+ productions, the company and its history.


Production - each is listed in its year of performance


Cast and Crew - detailed as closely as archive material


Press review - where available, have been scrupulously
copied from material gathered by Ralph Dawes,
Ray Hopper and members' own scrapbooks 

Along the way Wick have entered [and won] a number of Arts and Drama Festivals across Sussex.  Brief notes have been included in the section and there's more!

Search Directory for a production or year or use the  engine in the side bar to reach any piece spread across the site.



Wick Theatre Company has three archives




Physical collection of documents, including news
cuttings, programmes, leaflets, membership lists


Photographs taken down through the years -
many are digitised by Ray Hopper


We strive to maintain our reputation as one of the South Coast's premier Amateur Drama companies.