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London News Adrian Lukis' Being Mr. Wickham to Make London Premiere This Summer

Guy Unsworth will direct Lukis in his solo show about the Jane Austen character.

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Original Theatre will present the London premiere of Adrian Lukis' Being Mr. Wickham June 5-22 at the Jermyn Street Theatre. Opening night is June 10.

Also starring Lukis, who was seen in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, the play is directed by Guy Unsworth. The solo show was part of the 2023 Brits Off-Broadway Festival.

Being Mr. Wickham explores one of Jane Austen’s most charmingly roguish characters. The play is set on the eve of George Wickham's 60th birthday, as he lifts the sheets on what happened 30 years on from where we left him to discover his own version of some famous literary events.

Lukis said in a statement, “I was last in a play at this wonderful little theatre over 20 years ago. I love this theatre and am thrilled to have been invited back in the company of the dashing old roue, Mr. George Wickham. We have all grown older and perhaps a little wiser. I hope that the re-emergence of the (thoroughly misunderstood) George Wickham will not tarnish its continuing upward trajectory… but, keep the till locked, and half an eye on your wallets and daughters. So, please grab a glass, settle back, and give the old boy a chance to explain, why for so many years, we’ve all got him wrong."

Lukis is currently filming Lockerbie for Netflix/BBC as well as The Road Trip (Paramount+). He most recently wrapped George Clooney’s Boys in the Boat and can currently be seen in Chris Foggins’ Bank of Dave (Netflix), The Man Who Fell to Earth (Showtime), and the Feel Good series.

The upcoming production will also have design by Libby Watson, sound design by Max Pappenheim, and lighting design by Johanna Town.

For ticket information click here.

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