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.

The Cast

Lord Arthur SavileChris Hicks
BainesMartin Ward
Sybil MertonRose Kelsey
The Dean of PaddingtonMark Duffus
Lady WindermereKathryn Ward
Lady Clementina BeauchampCarole Crow
Lady Julia MertonGinnie Orrey
Mr PodgersJohn Sole
NellieHelen Reading
Herr WinkelkopfSimon Cardew

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