Lord Arthur Savile's Crime
By Constance Cox
From the story by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Timothy BennettSeason: 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.
|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|
|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|