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Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

By Constance Cox

From the story by Oscar Wilde

Directed by Timothy Bennett

Season: 16th January - 27th February 2010
Preview night 15th January
Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm

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The writings of Oscar Wilde take many forms: plays, a novel, poetry, essays, letters and several light hearted short stories. The originality and brilliance of his wit are unsurpassed and ensure his plays and stories will have lasting popularity and appeal.

In this fresh and clever stage version of Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, Wilde's short story has been dramatised with great skill and flair for comedy by Constance Cox. The dialogue crackles with wonderfully funny lines from the delightful characters as this buoyant and amusing comedy unfolds with great humour, surprises and delicious situations.

Lord Arthur's marriage plans are thrown into disarray when he is warned by a palmist that he will commit a murder. With wonderful Wildean logic he feels duty bound to commit the crime before his marriage so that no shadow of infamy should fall across his married life! With the aid of his butler and a cheerful anarchist, Lord Arthur plots homicide with hilarious results.

With set and costume design by Peter Henson and lighting and sound design by Michael Schell audiences are guaranteed a comic and visual delight.

Director:Timothy Bennett
Set & Costume Design:Peter Henson
Lighting & Sound Design:Michael Schell
Rehearsal Assistant:Joyce Birch
Rehearsal Assistant:Lisa Harrison


Stage Manager:Marissa Carey-Brenton
Lighting & Sound Operation:Michael Sterbal


Baines:Robert Drew
Lord Arthur Savile:Daniel Felkai
Sybil Merton:Kristie Jane Hogan
Dean of Paddington:Rodney Stewart
Lady Margaret Windermere:Robyn Williams
Lady Clementina Beauchamp:Nanette Frew
Lady Julia Merton:Sandra Bass
Mr Podgers:Bendeguz Daniel Devenyi-Botos
Herr Winkelkopf:Tom Massey
Nellie:Danielle Dormer