Improbable Comedy by Constance Cox
on a short story by Oscar Wilde
Riverside Drama Company will be staging
their next production, Constance Cox’s adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s
‘Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime’ at Long Eaton’s Duchess Theatre on
Thursday April 10 to Saturday April 12.
Set in the 1890s, this ‘improbable comedy’ is directed by Pat
Tuffin, assisted by Liz O’Hara.
Arthur Savile (Paul Norris) is engaged to be married to the lovely Sybil
Merton (Donna Chinn). Everything seems to be perfect until Mr Podgers
(Rob Osmond), a chiromantist or palm reader, acting on behalf of
Sybil’s mother Lady Julia (Emjay Saddler) reads Arthur’s palm, in
order to check his character for any past misdemeanours.
Podgers finds an unblemished past but foretells that Lord Arthur
will at some point commit a murder.
feels duty-bound to get the dirty deed over and done with before the
marriage and sets about choosing his victim, and their method of
disposal. He receives both help and hindrance from his butler, Baines
(Martin Holtom), and the German anarchist Winkelkopf (Brian Hooker).
any of Arthur’s relations, such as his great-aunt Lady Clementina (Pat
Clarke), his uncle the Dean of Paddington (Bob Baron), or his aunt Lady
Windermere (Maggie Millington) safe, and will Lord Arthur ever be free
to marry Sybil?
cast is completed by Jo East, as Nellie the Maid.
Read the original short story at Project
for directions to the venue
view the poster