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Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

This comedy by Constance Cox, based on a short story by Oscar Wilde, was performed on 5th, 6th and 7th December 1963. The play was produced by 
Mr. J. R. Fisher.

In my view this production exceeded even Poundswick's normal high standard, primarily due to the fact that there were absolutely no weak links in the cast. In particular, John Hewitt as the suave but preoccupied Lord Arthur Savile, Peter Firth as Baines the obsequious butler and Harvey Broadbent as the bomb-wielding anarchist Herr Winkelkopf, all played their characters with superb precision. In the years since being involved with Poundswick's production of this play I have seen it performed several times by other companies but never to the same standard ....... but then I suppose I could be just a little biased!


A reporter and photographer from the Wythenshawe Recorder turned up on the opening night and the result was this article in the following week's issue.  The reporter's praise was entirely justified.
The March 1964 edition of Argo included this critique of the play written by Mr. C. P. Blackburn:

Mr. C. P. Blackburn