Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Constance Cox adapted from Oscar Wilde
16th -18th February 1995

This play is based on an 1890’s story by Oscar Wilde about Lord Arthur Savile’s 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.

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Lord Arthur : John Timms

Baines : John Moules

Sybil Merton : Claire Fleming

Lady Julia Merton : Diana Evans

Lady Clementina Beauchamp : Joyce Elson

Lady Windermere : Frances Gaynor

Mr Podgers : Jon Newham

Herr Winkelkopf : Geoffrey Palmer

The Dean of Paddington : John Elson

Nellie : Kath Haverson


Director : Valerie Coles

Stage Manager : Rita Downing

Lighting : Peter Fleming

Sound : William Heaton

Prompt : Rita Prodger

Costumes : Ruth Ferguson

Properties : Margaret Bachini

Set Design : Noel Ripley

Set construction : David Fyfe, Michael Inskeep , John Elson, William Heaton, Robert Evans