Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

by Oscar Wilde, adapted by Constance Coxdirected by Roger Cook
June 1979
The Civic Theatre

Leeds Arts Centre performed Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime in June 1979.

Set designs

The set for this production was designed by Malcolm Brown; an original drawing can be seen here.


Baines, the butlerGordon Carlin
Lord Arthur SavileDavid Scott
Sybil Merton, his fiancéNorah Budland
The Dean of Paddington, his uncleGeorge Westmoreland
Lady Windermere, his auntGillian Thresh
Lady Clementina Beauchamp, his great-auntJoyce King
Lady Julia Merton, Sybil’s motherNina Goldthorpe
Mr Podgers, a cheiromantistRoger Cook
Nellie, the maidVicki Atkinson
Herr Winkelkopf, an anarchistMalcolm Brown

Backstage team

DirectorRoger Cook
Stage ManagerPeter Manning
Assistant Stage ManagerJim Young
PropertiesDoreen Parker
 Margaret Artle
WardrobeMaggie Rhodes
 Anne Robinson
 Betty Triggs
PromptBeverley Askey
Set DesignMalcolm Brown
Piano PlayingGillian Thresh
Front of HouseJune Stevenson
 Dennis Stevenson
Box OfficeJohn Pemberton
 Maggie Rhodes

Archive documents

The following documents from the production are in the LAC archive.

Download: Programme
(223 KBytes)

Add to the archive

We’re always looking to add to our archive of past productions – if you have any other memories of Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, we would be very pleased to hear from you.

Other productions

Leeds Arts Centre has also performed Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime on another occasion, in 2007 – more details of that production can be found by following the link to its page in this archive.