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The Belle of Amherst

Friday 13th and Saturday 14th November at 7.30 pm

by William Luce, presented by the Northgate Theatre Company


When Emily Dickinson was in her early 20s, the erstwhile vivacious and sociable college girl decided to become a recluse and dedicate her life to writing poetry. She rarely set foot outside her father’s house in Amherst, Massachusetts. Her work was too advanced for her day and was never published under her own name in her lifetime.

But her life was by no means grim and joyless and William Luce presents a picture of a woman enraptured by the wonder of nature while carrying on a number of affairs of the heart, albeit at a distance.

Helen Wuscher, a founder of the Northgate Theatre Company, plays Emily Dickinson and is by no means unknown to Wharf audiences, having impressed in numerous plays at the theatre, including The Glass Menagerie, The Bald Prima Donna, Blood Wedding and, most recently, In the Manner of Marilyn.

Tickets £10. Available from early October at the Box Office, Devizes Books, Sidmouth Street, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 1LD, Tel: 01380 725944. E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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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.