Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime hits the stage of Knowle

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime
Faye Gregan (Sybil Merton), Lindsay Warren (Herr Winklekoft) and Chris Cooper (Lord Arthur).

The Revels Drama Group are performing the ever-popular Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime.

Written by Constance Cox and based on the short story of the same name by Oscar Wilde, whose most well known works include the novel The Picture of Dorian Grey and the stage play The Importance of Being Earnest, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime has a wonderful set of characters thrown into a difficult situation.

Set in the respectability of Victorian England, Lord Arthur Savile’s engagement to Sybil Merton looks like eternal happiness. But all this changes when Lady Julia Merton’s palmist tells Arthur that he must commit a murder before he can marry. Lord Arthur, his faithful butler Baines and Herr Winklekopf, a German anarchist who stumbles across their plans, devise a hilarious series of murder plots for the unfortunate members of his family.

The cast includes an ensemble of regular Revels members, including Chris Cooper (Lord Arthur Savile), Don Fell (Baines) and Mary Reddy (Lady Julia Merton) and introduces Faye Gregan as Lord Arthur’s fiancé, Sybil.

Director Stephen Yeomans said “I’m very excited about finally being able to stage one of my favourite plays. Constance Cox has managed to breathe so much life into expanding the short story while keeping true to Wilde’s style and wit.”

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime plays from Thursday 13th October to Saturday 15th October at 7:30pm at Knowle Village Hall. Tickets can be booked from the box office on 01564 770032 or can be purchased on the door.

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