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Friday 26th October 2018
Camp Theatre presents
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime
by Oscar Wilde
Lord Arthur Savile, a wealthy young man, is blissfully happy as he approaches his impending marriage to Sybil but her mother, Lady Julia is less enthusiastic. To ensure that he will be faithful she enlists the services of a palm reader to guarantee a blameless married life. Unknown to his future mother-in-law Lord Arthur learns that he is to commit a murder. Determined to commit the act BEFORE the wedding he plans to rid himself of either his charming old aunt with a gambling problem or his uncle, the Dean of Paddington. Aided by his faithful butler and an eccentric Russian anarchist he embarks on a campaign that involves poisoning, explosions and violent death. Will he succeed? How many times can a wedding be postponed? And why does Lord Arthur have an imaginary dog? Adapted by Constance Cox from a short story by Oscar Wilde this charming comedy is packed full of Wildean wit with a rich cast of characters.
The Camp Theatre Company was formed in 1994 and is a not for profit Community Theatre Company that has raised over £55,000 for a variety of local, national and international charities with the profits made from more than fifty productions. The company has been touring for over ten years and has been a regular feature at The Lane Theatre for the last few years. Sterts Theatre is East Cornwall’s premier theatre venue with its 400 seat tented amphitheatre playing host to a wide range of visiting theatre companies, musicians, dancers and comedians over the past thirty years as well as producing several “In House” productions each summer. The two company’s last co-production was “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” which toured the South West in 2007.