Paul Morrissey, Christopher Wheeler and Molly Morris in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere of
Wickies: The Vanishing Men of Eilean Mor
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Directed by Shilpa T-Hyland
_Wickie. n. (job-specifc jargon) A lighthouse keeper, whose responsibilities typically included the tending and trimming of wicks for the light.
Following their hugely sucessful run of When Darkness Falls at Park Theatre in 2021, the team are thrilled to return with their brand new play, Wickies: The Vanishing Men of Eilean Mor.
On 26th December 1900, a small ship was making its way to the Flannan Islands in the remote Outer Hebrides. Its destination, the lighthouse at Eilean Mor; a remote island which - apart from its lighthouse keepers - was completely uninhabited. When the ship arrived on the island, the lighthouse was unlocked and two of three oil skinned coats belonging to the men were missing. The fire was out, there was half eaten food on the table, the chairs were overturned, and the clock had stopped. More importantly, the light was out. The three men had vanished.
Starring Ewan Stewart (Titanic), Graeme Dalling (Let the Right One In), and Jamie Quinn (Two Doors Down), Wickies is inspired by the true story of James Ducat, Thomas Marshall and Donald MacArthur.
A supernatural thriller that seeks to unravel the enduring mystery of the Vanishing Men of Eilean Mor.
★★★★ - ‘A juicy hunk of storytelling’ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ ‘An eerie exploration of a haunting real-life mystery’ The Recs
★★★★ ‘Comedy becomes terror in the span of a breath’ Broadway World
★★★★ ‘filled with suspense, drama, and fantastic acting’ Lost in Theatreland