Production images of Adrian Lukis in Being Mr Wickham have just been revealed.
Written by Adrian Lukis and Catherine Curzon, this one-man play about one of Jane Austen’s most charmingly roguish characters will be live streamed from the stage of the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds at 7:30pm tonight, Friday 30 April, and at 3pm & 7:30pm on Saturday 1 May 2021 via originaltheatreonline.com. The live performances will be followed by a Q&A with Adrian Lukis.
Pride and Prejudice’s George Wickham is on the eve of his sixtieth birthday and wants to lift the sheets on exactly what happened thirty years on from where Jane Austen left him.
Adrian Lukis starred in the renowned Andrew Davies adaptation for the BBC of Pride and Prejudice. Rarely off the small screen, his most recent TV credits include Channel 4’s Feel Good, the 2019 mini-series A Christmas Carol starring Guy Pearce, Vera, Poldark, Bulletproof, Collateral, The Crown, Red Dwarf, Grantchester, Black Mirror, Blair Toast in Toast of London, Downton Abbey, New Tricks and Death in Paradise. He also stars in the new Netflix series Anatomy of a Scandal, due to be streamed this year. Films include Judy, Dolittle, City Slacker and Bertie & Dickie. Recent theatre credits include The Price (Theatre Royal Bath), The Seagull (Chichester Festival Theatre/ National Theatre), and Versailles (Donmar Warehouse).
Being Mr Wickham is directed by Guy Unsworth, designed by Libby Watson and filmed by Matt Hargraves and his team from North South Culture, who recently worked on the acclaimed streaming of Hymn at The Almeida, and is produced by Alastair Whatley and Tom Hackney for Original Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.
Being Mr Wickham
by Adrian Lukis & Catherine Curzon
Dates: 30 April – 1 May 2021
Performance Times: 7.30pm 30 April & 1 May*, 3pm 1 May
*a captioned performance is also available on 1 May at 7.30pm
Running time: approx. 60 minutes (plus 25-minute Q&A)
Book: originaltheatreonline.com (on sale now) or theatreroyal.org (general on sale 26 March)
Early Bird (when purchased by 6 April) – £15
Standard – £20
Supporter – £40 (includes digital programme and supporter credit on the film – book by 19 April)
Premium – £100 (includes a signed script by Adrian Lukis, a digital programme and supporter credit on the film – book by 19 April)
Picture credit: James Findlay