The theatre company and Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds have announced a production of Being Mr Wickham, which will be live streamed on the 30th April and 1st May.

Based around the character from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Adrian Lukis returns to the character that he played in Andrew Davies adaptation for the BBC of the beloved classic.  

Written by Adrian Lukis and Catherine Curzon, the one man play picks up the character’s life as he is about to turn sixty and will reflect on what happened to Mr Wickham thirty years after Jane Austen left his character.

Streaming on the 30th April and 1st May only from the stage of the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, the production is set to be 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.

Artistic Director of Original Theatre Company, Alastair Whatley said, “After months spent making work from home, I am delighted to be returning to the beautiful Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds with Being Mr Wickham; an apt venue in every way for our first ever live streaming. This stunning regency theatre is the theatre we call home and it could not be better suited to host an evening with Adrian Lukis reprising his acclaimed performance as Mr Wickham.”

Talking about returning to the role of Mr Wickham, Adrian Lukis said: “I’m thrilled to be reunited with my old friend, George Wickham. Having spent years defending his dubious reputation, I look forward to finally setting the record straight, with the assistance of the immensely talented Original Theatre Company.”

Being Mr Wickham will be live streamed on the 30th April and 1st May. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by visiting: https://originaltheatreonline.com/productions