Oscar Wilde’s black comedy satirising the morals of the upper classes, as Lord Arthur Savile tries to fulfil a murderous prophecy.
This play is based on an 1890s story by Oscar Wilde.
Lord Arthur Savile is a very law-abiding chap; charming, not overburdened with brains, and now he is on the brink of holy matrimony to the beautiful and sweet-natured Sybil Merton, he has even more reason to remain on the right side of the law. Yet following a visit from Sybil’s interfering mother and Mr Podgers, palm-reader to the gentry, Lord Arthur suddenly sets his mind to commit murder!
Why? Who will be his victim? Will it be one of his adoring elderly relatives? What is his motive? And how will he commit this appalling crime? His trusty butler, Baines, seems to be in on the act, but what of the mysterious German anarchist Herr Winkelkopf?
Add in a suspicious box of chocolates, the odd exploding umbrella and a clock that certainly has an effect on Arthur’s uncle, the Dean of Paddington, and you have a recipe for a sparkling and hilarious farce with a few unexpected twists along the way.
This production has very kindly been sponsored by Vectis Rotary. Rotary Clubs give men and women an enjoyable and organised way to make a contribution to their community and make a positive difference across the world. Employed or retired, male or female, young or old, the common bond is a wish to help others, meet new friends and make a difference to the lives of those less fortunate. The Vectis Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7.30 every Wednesday morning for breakfast at the Riverside Centre on the Quay in Newport on the Isle of Wight to share ideas, pool skills and raise money, not only for underprivileged people around the world, but also for local people and organisations.