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Death and the Maiden

Friday 6th to Saturday 14th March at 7.30pm

A Thriller, by Ariel Dorfman
Directed by David Thompson

Pauline Salas is on a personal mission to take on a corrupt establishment at its own dirty game. With Chile still under General Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship, Paulina, a student activist, is kidnapped, tortured and repeatedly raped by his thugs. We pick up the action fifteen years later when democracy has replaced the old regime.

One peaceful summer's evening in an isolated coastal resort, a man, who Paulina suspects is her former torturer, arrives at her beach house. Quickly arming herself, she takes control of events and the volatile situation that follows leaves her reluctant husband no option but to assist her in her ruthless pursuit of justice.

An intelligent power play that is dynamic, highly entertaining, and also a terrifying moral thriller, this play balances on the edge throughout. 'Death and the Maiden' premiered at the Royal Court, with Juliet Stephenson and Bill Paterson. It was later adapted as a film by Roman Polanski, with Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley.

This production contains adult themes and strong language. Age guide 16+

Tickets £8 and £9 available from The Box Office, Devizes Books, Sidmouth Street, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 1LD. Tel: 01380 725944

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Information for Volunteers

To all members and supporters of the Wharf Theatre:

The Theatre is run entirely by volunteers and, if you don't fancy acting on stage, there are always lots of opportunities for you to help out with vital and rewarding responsibilities off the stage, both behind the scenes and in the Front of House.  Each performance requires normally around eleven volunteers to help run the box office, bar and refreshments, manage the stage, props and actors, run the lighting and sound effects required and carry out the essential duties of perfomance licencee.  In addition, there are numerous opportunites to help design, build and decorate sets, as well as to compose publicity material and help with the distribution and management of publicity material (including the content of this website). 

If you enjoy theatre but do not want to appear on stage, why not double your enjoyment by joining one of our off-stage teams to help provide critical supporting skills that the Theatre needs.  Training is provided for these responsibilities, and you will not only meet similarly enthusiastic people but also become a valuable part of the Theatre family.

You do not need to be a member to come and have a look and to try out these tasks, although if you wish to pursue technical and back-stage work for productions you will ultimately require membership.  To find out more, please e-mail the Chairman or any of the Management team via the Contacts page.