Being Mr Wickham


Thursday 4 – Saturday 6 November 8pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm

He’s back! One of Jane Austen’s most charmingly roguish characters makes a return as Adrian Lukis, who starred in the renowned BBC TV adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, revisits the role of Mr Wickham this Autumn in Being Mr Wickham at the Devonshire Park Theatre 4 – 6 November. Following the acclaimed online production of this one-man play about one of Jane Austen’s most charmingly roguish characters earlier this year this show is now live on-stage.

This one-man show invites you to join Pride and Prejudice’s George Wickham, on the eve of his sixtieth birthday, to lift the sheets on exactly what happened thirty years on from where we left him. Discover his own version of some very famous literary events. What really happened with Darcy? What did he feel about Lizzie? What happened at Waterloo? Not to mention Byron…

Adrian Lukis said of the production: “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.”

Rarely off the small screen, Adrian Lukis’s 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).

Let Adrian Lukis’ most charming, mischievous character coax you to spend the evening with him at the Devonshire Park Theatre in Being Mr Wickham, 4 – 6 November. Tickets from £18 available at or call Box Office on 01323 412000.