Lord Arthur Savile's Crime: July 1993
By Constance Cox based on the story by Oscar Wilde
This 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.
Scroll down for photos, cast and crew.
|Cast (in order of appearance)||Backstage|
|Baines, the butler: Mike Thame||Producer: Peggy Francis|
|Lord Arthur Savile: Ben Britton||Set Design and Build: members of the Players|
|Sybil Merton, his fiancee: Julie Thompson||Prompt: Angelique Van Woerkom|
|The Dean of Paddington, his uncle: Neil Batchelor||Props: Kete Smallbone|
|Lady Windermere, his wife: June Cooper||Photos: Ben Britton|
|Lady Clementina Beauchamp, his great-aunt: Joan Spall|
|Lady Julia Merton, Sybil's mother: Elizabeth Williams|
|Mr Podgers, the “cheiromantist”: David Gooch|
|Nellie, the maid: Coral Batchelor|
|Herr Winkelkopf, an anarchist: Kees Van Woerkom|