Distribution
Live Stream & On Demand
Run Time
Approx. 70 mins
Written by
Catherine Curzon & Adrian Lukis
Direction
Guy Unsworth
Creative Team

Design - Libby Watson 
Light - Howard Hudson
Sound - Max Pappenheim

Cast
Adrian Lukis
Camera Direction & Production
North South
Crew

Lighting Camera - William Knights 
Camera Operator - Paolo Bischi 
Steadicam Operator - Ben Eeley 
1st AC - Henry Owen
Vision Mixer - Ziva Conkas 
Streaming Engineer - Chris Hearn

Kit Hire

Adrian Lukis, who starred in the renowned BBC TV adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, returns to the role of Mr Wickham.

Join Pride and Prejudice’s most roguish gentleman, George Wickham, on the eve of his sixtieth birthday, to lift the sheets on what exactly what happened thirty years on from where we left him…

‘A fine one-man show’ ★★★★ The Sunday Times

‘Twinkling mischief – Wickham is a figure of almost modern vulnerability’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

‘A requiem for a rogue’ ★★★★ Daily Mail

This was a one man show, a one hour monologue so our creative approach was focused around making sure our camera direction and shot choices were dynamic enough to keep the viewer engaged while also allowing the story to flow. 

Our first idea was to turn the set around so we faced out into the auditorium. We then built a track the full length of the set which allowed us to use 2 dollies to move seamlessly from one side to the other. Lastly, we added in the dynamic movement of a steadicam. This was used at specific moments to bring the viewer into the world of George Wickham, along with adding energy and movement to the piece. 

The overall ambition was for the people watching at home to not think about the camera and just enjoy the production. From the feedback we got, we definitely achieved that.

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“We worked with Matt and his team on our first live streamed production Being Mr Wickham. We were understandably nervous of the potential pitfalls of live streaming to a global audience - Matt provided reassurance from the outset and backed this up in the execution as we moved into production and then broadcast. His team then delivered a first class end product of which everyone involved felt proud to be a part of. Matt and his team elevated the production, were a pleasure to work with, complete professionals and great at what they do. We have already booked them on our next project.”

Alastair Whatley - Artistic Director | Original Theatre