The Admirable Crichton by JM Barrie at Barons Court
Nadine's Window presents The Admirable Crichton, by JM Barrie, at the Barons Court Theatre, a fringe venue in West Kensington, from 11 to 16 Sep 2012.
Directed by Nadine Hanwell, designs & costumes by Jean Christie, lighting by Ben Cowen. Cast includes Robert Hartley Wainwright (Crichton), Rae Brogan, Jean Christie, Daniel Harland, Gavin Harrison, Olivia Hunter, Andrew Leishman, Lulu Miller, Stephen Schreiber, Charlotte Stevenson.
Crichton, the super-efficient butler for a family of haughty British aristocrats is the true master of Lord Loam's household, he keeps his place, honouring the tightly regulated social structure of England. When the family, and its servants, are shipwrecked and marooned on a desert island, only Crichton has the skill and resourcefulness to keep everyone alive. Within a few months, the social order has been reversed: Crichton is the 'governor', while his former employers are his willing and eager servants. But once the castaways are rescued and returned to their London estate, the original master-servant status quo is restored…