The Cheriton Players

18 November 2015 - 21 November 2015

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

Playwright Constance Cox, based on a short story by Oscar Wilde Director


Hugely popular Oscar Wilde-based comedy costume drama. Third time produced by Cheriton Players, previous productions being 1979 and 1994.

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime is a hugely funny period comedy set in the late 1800s. Based on a short story by Oscar Wilde, Constance Cox has interwoven several typically Wilde-like characters (the pleasant but somewhat dimwitted Lord Arthur, the great aunt who obviously bears some resemblance to the infamous Lady Bracknell and the faithful butler who strives to do the best for his master) with some unlikely others – Herr Winklekopf, the eccentric  and ineffective German explosives expert and Podgers, the dubious clairvoyant, for example.

Sue Alexander, who was the Musical Director for The Great Cheriton Variety Show, directed this costume comedy which ran from 18th-21st November 2015.