Performance Dates Saturday July 13 - July 20 2019
Reading Friday May 3 at 7.45pm
Auditions Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5 Time 7.45pm
A comedy of mishaps, mayhem, muddle and murder, not to mention matrimony, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime is the summer production at the Chesil. Adapted by Constance Cox from a short story by Oscar Wilde, it tells of the honourable Arthur's decision to postpone his wedding to the beautiful Sibyl until he has committed a dastardly deed as foretold by a reader of palms.
But who will be the victim?
Aided by his trusty butler, Baines, and an inept anarchist, Herr Winkelkopf, Arthur puts his and Sibyl's relatives in peril only to have all his plans to dispose of elderly aunts and uncles thwarted by the good intentions of others.
There are ten roles, five male and five female with ages ranging between 20 and 70. New members are always welcome.
Director, Malcolm Brown, has set the play in 1925. He said: " “This is an out and out comedy in the traditions of Jeeves and Wooster, Carry On . . and Frasier but it has a darker comical element which will have you chuckling all the way home.”
The reading on 3 May is a social occasion not an audition. You don't have to be a member, simply turn up and read or just listen.