The Semi-Circle
English Language Theatre in Basel since 1975

 

October Production 1993 - "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime" A Comedy by Constance Cox, based on the short story by Oscar Wilde







Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, by Constance Cox,

based on the short story by Oscar Wilde


Director: Sonia Dell


19/20/21/22 October 1993

Gymnasium Bäumlihof, Basel


Lord Arthur Savile's engagement to the lovely Sybil Merton looks like never ending at the alter all because Lady Merton's pet chiromantist Podgers has read Lord Arthur's palm and foretold he would commit a murder. Lord Arthur naturally desires a blissful married life and, therefore, feels duty bound to get the crime over with first. But despite valiant assistance from his butler and cheerful anarchist Winkelkopf, attempt after attempt fails. Then news comes that Podgers is a charlatan: Lord Arthur is free , and the carriage waits to take him to the wedding rehearsal. Alas, it contains Winkelkopf's newest bomb. Getting rid of this provides the final complications . . .   


The action of the play takes place in the drawing room of Lord Arthur's house in Grosvenor Square, London, over several days in the late 1890's.



Lord Arthur Savile                                                   Kevin Ashbridge

Baines, the butler                                                  Eric Collino

Sybil Marton, his fiancée                                      Isabelle Gould

The Dean of Paddington, his uncle                       Theo Bucher

Lady Windermere, his aunt                                 Diana Zuger

Lady Clementina Beauchamp, his great-aunt      Cynthia Baer

Lady Julia Merton, Sybil's mother                        Joy Scherer

Mr. Podgers, a chiromantist                                  Edward Atkinson

Nellie, the maid                                                     Thérèse Offrell

Herr Winkelkopf, an anarchist                                    Dennis Dell




  


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