April 2018 – Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

The Cast of 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime'

The April 2018 production was the fast paced comedy  “Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime” by Constance Cox.  The play is based on an 1890’s story by Oscar Wilde about Lord Arthur Savile who is engaged to lovely Sybil Merton. Her pet chiromantist Podgers has read Lord Arthur’s palm and foretold he would commit a murder. Lord Arthur desires a blissful married life and therefore feels duty bound to get the murder over with first. Despite help from his butler and the cheerful anarchist Winkelkopf, attempt after attempt fails. Then news comes that Podgers is a charlatan: Lord Arthur is free and the carriage awaits to take him to the wedding rehearsal. Alas, it contains Winkelkopf’s newest bomb. Lord Arthur saves himself by tossing it into a horse trough. As the dust settles, two policemen appear and march the unhappy young man away and another postponement notice has to be sent to The Times.

CAST in order of appearance:

Lord Arthur Savile Peter Griffiths

Baines, his Butler Roger Page

Sybil Merton, his fiancé Helen Blundell

The Dean of Paddington, his uncle Nicholas Ferrier

Lady Margaret Windermere, his aunt Mimi Ferrier

Lady Clementina Beauchamp, great-aunt Pauline Watson

Lady Julia Merton, Sybil’s mother Jane Sinclair

Mr Podgers, a cheiromantist George Atkins

Nellie, the maid Nicky Webber

Herr Winkelkopf, an anarchist Ian Ogden

Directed by Peter Griffiths

Assisted by Gill Evans

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