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Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard  - September 24 - 27 at 19.45

OUR  250th - YES Two Hundred and Fifty productions - amazing isn't it!!

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 more 


" 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 stage.

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, Southwick Street

 Aug 23rd to Sep 27th

Every SATURDAY 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 production.

Pivotal in the creation of The Barn Theatre over 60 years ago,
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 of
the past 66 years.

Devised and curated by Amanda Evans.

Our future productions

Brighton and Hove Arts Council Drama Awards - 2013

At the BHAC Drama Awards ceremony for 2013, Wick's production of Death of a Salesman won two categories.

Guy Steddon won the title of Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Biff.

Rhys Skilling and Andy Viney won the prize for Best Sound Design.

The overall winner was Brighton Little Theatre for its production of Loveplay by Moira Buffini - congratulations to all.

The full details are listed on our And There's More page.



Our History


ON THIS SITE you'll find information about Wick Theatre Company's productions, the company and its history;
over 240 productions. 
Each is listed in its year of performance with cast and crew detailed as closely as archive material permits.

Press reviews
where 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 There's More!

Search the Directory  for a production or year or use the engine at the top of the page to reach any piece of data spread across the site.


Our archives


Wick Theatre Company have three archives:

[1] this web site

[2] a physical collection of documents, including news cuttings, programmes, leaflets, membership lists

[3] 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.