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Lee Mead to Headline UK Tour of Lord Arthur Savile's Crime logo
Lee Mead
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Lee Mead will star in the forthcoming revival of Oscar Wilde's Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, which embarks on a UK tour in January 2010. The work is adapted by Trevor Baxter and directed by Christopher Luscombe.

Mead will play the title role. Savile is on the verge of marriage to the lovely Sybil Merton, when a brief departure from late 19th-century convention leads him to an encounter with a chilling clairvoyant called Podgers, who secretly reveals that at some point in Arthur's life, he is destined to commit murder. To protect his future wife, Arthur decides he must commit this bloody deed before he marries, but as he searches for the most convenient person to sacrifice, chaos ensues.

The cast will also feature Gary Wilmot, Kate O'Mara, David Ross, and Derren Nesbitt. Mead first found fame on the BBC series Any Dream Will Do, after which he played the title role in the West End revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

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