NEWCASTLE Emlyn’s Attic Players’ new production takes a different view on life than the beautifully crafted social comment on 1930s Britain that was portrayed by London Wall.

‘Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime’ is a comedy set among the moneyed aristocracy of late Victorian London. A play written by Constance Cox, it is based fairly and squarely on the short story of the same name by Oscar Wilde.

The storyline follows the somewhat inept Lord Arthur Savile as he prepares for his imminent society wedding to Miss Sybil Merton, the love of his life.

Alas, Sybil’s mother, who appears to have no real regard for Arthur as a person, wants to make sure he is truly fit to marry her daughter.

Enter Podgers, the palm reader who is to check Arthur’s past, present and future for any wrongdoings that might cast a shadow over his suitability. When Podgers privately informs Arthur he will, at some point in his life, commit a murder, Arthur decides there and then to do it before his marriage so he can live happily.

Of course, this results in a series of bungling attempts which are aided and abetted by his butler, Baines, and a curious German anarchist Herr Winkelkopf, purveyor of all manner of deadly devices.

It’s a shame none of them work but it provides plenty of comedic content. As to how it all ends, well you’ll need to go along to find out.

Not only does this play have lots of comic moments, but the Victorian setting has allowed the Attic Players to put on the style with both costumes and set. Add to this some new members in the cast, and there is something for everyone.

‘Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime’ can be seen at The Attic Theatre, Cawdor Hall, Newcastle Emlyn from November 15-18 with doors opening at 7pm for a 7.30pm performance.

Tickets are available from Fair and Fabulous in Newcastle Emlyn or on line at Go along and enjoy yourself.