The Exam

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

August 5, 6 & 7, 2004

The Exam

by Andy Hamilton

Directed by
Mark Best

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“Impressive debut”
– Shoreham Herald –


Stacy Crosskey – Mr. A

Amy Abbott – Mrs. A

Zoë Attree – Mr. B

Katie Foulsham – Mrs. B

Emma Southeran – Mrs. C

Chris Morgan – Andrew

Sara Hadfield – Bea

Helen Brewster – Chas

Amy Curtis – BSE

Ryan Lainchbury – Biggs

Kira Brannlund – Exam

Stuart Isaac – Dad

Kirsty Biss – Jean


Production Crew

ProducerKevin Isaac

LightingMike Medway

SoundSimon Snelling

Technical ManagerKevin Isaac

Stage ManagerMarc Lewis

ASMSheila Holgate-Wright

CostumeCherry Briggs

Workshop TeamMike Davy

Workshop TeamDavid Collis

Workshop TeamDavid Comber

Workshop TeamMarc Lewis

Workshop TeamBrian Box

Front of HouseBetty Dawes

PublicityRosemary Bouchy

PublicityRosemary Brown

PublicityJudith Berrill

Box OfficeMargaret Murrell


Programme Note #1: The Exam

Mark Best’s Director’s Notes in the programme said; “I would first like to thank all members of the Wick for their support and encouragement. In particular Kevin, who has given the group and myself some much guidance and input, the show would not have been possible without him. It has been a great experience working with Young Wick. There is a tremendous amount of talent amongst the group and it has been a delight to see them progress and learn whilst working as an ensemble. Not only has their dedication and hard work been imperative to this production but their ideas and enthusiasm have been crucial to the shape of the piece. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with these gifted youngsters and look forward to continuing to do so in the future . [That’s if they’re not sick of me by then!]”

Programme Note #2: The Exam

This piece is a new script published by a writing programme aimed at teenagers called International Connections, a collaboration between the National Theatre, London and other international youth theatres. These new plays for young people were brought together by many admired playwrights and cover a whole range of contemporary themes. This piece is a very appropriate subject to be covered by our youth group as many have been going through these stressful examinations themselves in the last couple of months!

The Exam is a very entertaining and thought provoking show for young and old alike. Adults will remember the knotted stomach as the minutes ticked by and the scratching of pens would be the only sound to be heard. Whilst youngsters in the audience may well find some remarkable resemblances to the teachers and the words of wisdom spoken to them by parents! This show is beautifully scripted and has a very warm and entertaining view on what we will all remember as being one of the most nerve-racking times of our lives. So – sit back and enjoy a trip down memory lane!