The Quarter Jack's Challenge Archive Materials

The collections below are materials from The Quarter Jack’s Challenge production in December 1999 and June 2000. View the production’s page here.


View   The programme listed all those involved in the production, as well as a short synopsis of the play and some background information on the project.

PressNewspaper clippings from the press

View   The press reviewed the play as part of the Millennium celebrations in Wimborne.

LeafletPerformance leaflet

View   Wimborne Community Theatre’s plans for the future were advertised at the time.


View   Photographs taken in the streets of Wimborne and at the June performance outside the Minster during Wimborne Folk Festival 2000.

 Music  Lyrics of the Gloucestershire Wassail

This traditional Christmas song was adapted and arranged by Ray Sargent and sung by the cast around the streets of Wimborne before the production.

View  The Gloucestershire Wassail

2000Millennium Wishes

View   Wishes for the new Millennium made by audience members.


View  the script of the 1999 Millennium Eve production of The Quarter Jack’s Challenge as a PDF.

View   the adapted version of the script for the June 2000 production of The Quarter Jack’s Challenge as a PDF.

© copyright of Wimborne Community Theatre

MinsterCopying Architecture in an Old Minster

View  the full text of Thomas Hardy’s poem used in the production.


The complete play in performance in the Wimborne Minster church on Millennium Eve 1999.  Informal footage at the end shows the cast collecting the wishes of the people of Wimborne for the new Millennium and everyone joining in a traditional dance and conga round the Minster Green.


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