The Company of Players (CoPs) - Hertford

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Season: 1983-1984
Lord Arthur Saville's Crime
By  Constance Cox
Directed by Barry Lee

Based on an 1890’s story by Oscar Wilde about Lord Arthur Savile’s who is engaged to lovely Sybil Merton. Her pet chiromantist Podgers has read Lord Arthur’s palm and foretold he would commit a murder. Lord Arthur desires a blissful married life and therefore feels duty bound to get the murder over with first. Despite help from his butler and the cheerful anarchist Winkelkopf, attempt after attempt fails. Then news comes that Podgers is a charlatan: Lord Arthur is free and the carriage awaits to take him to the wedding rehearsal. Alas, it contains Winkelkopf’s newest bomb. Lord Arthur saves himself by tossing it into a horse trough. As the dust settles, two policemen appear and march the unhappy young man away and another postponement notice has to be sent to The Times.

CAST

Lord Arthur Savile
Sybil Merton
Mr Podgers
Lady Clementina Beauchamp
Dean of Paddington
Herr Winkelhopf
Lady Windermere

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