The Wharf Theatre Devizes
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WITH SYMPATHY | 23 April 2019
All of us at the Wharf Theatre have been saddened by the news of the death of Derek Morrissey, a former Chairman and Artistic Director of the theatre, who worked on the original refurbishment of the old council warehouse to make it the building it is today.
Derek will also be remembered for the many superb performances he gave over the years, notably Salieri in Amadeus, Dr Rank in A Doll’s House and the title role in Scrooge. He also played major parts in Gigi, On Golden Pond, The Diary of Anne Frank and many more. Many of these productions were directed by his long-term partner, Deanna Capper. He also worked with her on devising one-off evenings of music and readings for specific occasions.
Derek was Artistic Director from 1979, when the theatre moved from Couch Lane to it's present home, until 1984 and then again from 1992. Under his leadership the company’s commitment to theatre aiming at professional standards was established.
Current Artistic Director, Lewis Cowen, writes: “It has been my privilege to work with Derek on numerous occasions and his performance as Salieri made my production of Amadeus in 1994 the success it undoubtedly was. His dedication to creating the very best of theatre for our audiences has been an inspiration to me and every time I look at the season I have devised, I think, would Derek approve?”
Derek Morrissey & Deanna Capper in GIGI
30 April - 8 May 2010
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It was a sad day earlier this year when the wonderful Sir Ken Dodd passed away. Many of you may not know, but he was in fact, our Patron and so our search for someone with equal stage presence began.
We are more than pleased to announce that Christopher Biggins has accepted our invitation and we simply can't wait to show him around our waterside property!
"Having been brought up in Salisbury and on leaving school went to Salisbury repertory company for one production and stayed for two years, my theatrical career was well and truly on its way. Theatre has been in my blood for 53 years, so when I was asked to be a Patron of the Wharf Theatre I jumped at the chance. Also to take over from Ken Dodd, who was a good friend of mine was the cherry on top of the cake. I look forward to being involved in all the Wharf does."
Yours Biggins x
WHARF THEATRE QUAY AWARDS
We are delighted to announce the QUAY AWARD winners for 2018/19 are:
The cast of our next fabulous production "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" larking around at the Roman Baths in Bath!
The Theatre stages approximately eight productions every year and plays host to up to four visiting professional and amateur companies annually. Our active Wharf Youth Theatre also stages one major production in the summer.
At The Wharf Theatre, we offer the opportunity to hire the theatre for -
- Private Functions including weddings
- Corporate Functions including meetings
- One or two night performances by outside companies
- Rehearsal space
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