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.
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
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
Stalwart of the Company from earliest days - 1948.
The eulogy and Shoreham Herald report are on Betty's
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
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
Directory for a production or year
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,
cuttings, programmes, leaflets, membership lists
Photographs taken down through the years -
are digitised by
We strive to maintain our
reputation as one of the South Coast's premier Amateur Drama companies.