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Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

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About Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

Following his hugely popular and critically acclaimed revivals of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, A Woman of No Importance, The Importance of Being Earnest, and the legendary Peter Hall production of An Ideal Husband, Bill Kenwright presents Trevor Baxter's acclaimed adaptation of one of Wilde's most celebrated stories, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime.

Making his comedy debut, the multi-talented Lee Mead stars as Lord Arthur Savile. Following his success in hit BBC show Any Dream Will Do, he played the role of Joseph in Andrew Lloyd Webber's and Tim Rice's Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat for 72 sold-out weeks in London's West End.

Lee will be performing opposite an all-star cast led by legendary entertainer Gary Wilmot, fresh from his recent national tour of the smash hit show Chicago and previous West End  performances in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Copacabana and Me and My Girl. The glamorous Kate O'Mara, star of such TV hits as Dynasty, Howard's Way and, most recently, Bad Girls, plays Lady Windemere. David Ross, who recently starred in the BBC hit sitcom The Green Green Grass, and whose further television credits include Vanity Fair, Red Dwarf and Goodnight Sweetheart plays The Dean, and Derren Nesbitt, best known for his role as Chief Inspector Jordan in the television series Special Branch and as the Gestapo Officer Major von Happen in film classic Where Eagles Dare, will be playing the role of Herr Frederick Winkelkopf.

Lord Arthur Savile is deliriously happy: a pillar of Victorian society on the verge of marriage to the lovely Sybil Merton, when a brief departure from late Nineteenth century convention leads him to an encounter with a chilling clairvoyant called Podgers.
 
Podgers secretly reveals that at some point in Arthur's life, he is destined to commit murder. To protect his future wife, Arthur decides he must commit this bloody deed before he marries.

As he searches for the most convenient person to sacrifice, chaos ensues in this highly entertaining comedy of upper-class morality.