Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

By Oscar Wilde

Adapted and directed by Charlie Cook


Wednesday 26th October 2011, 7.45pm
Thursday 27th October 2011, 7.45pm
Friday 28th October 2011, 7.45pm
Saturday 29th October 2011 7.45pm

Lord Arthur Savile is about to be married to Sybil Merton. He is introduced by Lady Windermere to a Cheiromantist who reads his palm and tells him that it is in his future that he will be a murderer. He decides he has no right to be married until he has committed the murder. But that is easier said than done.

Despite attempts to poison an elderly aunt, and to blow up an ancient uncle, fate solves the problem for him. The story is based on a short story by Oscar Wilde, with additional Wildeisms added from other stories.

Press Articles

Director Charlie Cook appeared on David Chadderton's Theatre Show on Canalside Community Radio (102.8FM) talking about the play on 20th October 2011.

You can listen to a podcast version of the broadcast here.

He also appeared on the show after the production and talked about how it went - you can listen to it here.

Article on www.wilmslow.co.uk

The Cast
Lady Windermere Grace Reed
Duchess of Paisley Joan Taylor-Jones
Lady Flora Emily Glen
Lord Arthur Savile Ian Tyler
Mr Podger Lee Tipton
Sir Thomas Marvel Bob Wright
Lady Jedburgh Angela Railton
Lady Marvel Caroline Lucas
Benson David Basnett
Sybil Merton Rebekah Keen
Lady Clementina Moyra Hampson
Herr Winckelkopf Trevor Williams


The Crew
Director Charlie Cook
Stage Manager Michele Eaton
Lighting Matthew Cotton
Sound Callum Tipton
Properties Jenny Patman
Scenic Painter Peter Hammond
Costumes Grace Reed
Prompt Liz Cook
Dresser Maureen Gray
Programme Dave Basnett