The Admirable Crichton


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(3.8 stars; 10 reviews)

From the author of Peter Pan:

Lord Loam, a British peer, considers class divisions to be artificial. He promotes his views during tea-parties where servants mingle with his aristocratic guests, to the embarrassment of all. Crichton, his butler, particularly disapproves of this.

Loam, his family, a maid, and Crichton are shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. The resourceful Crichton is the only one of the party with any practical knowledge. Eventually, social roles are reversed, and Crichton becomes the governor. (Intro from Wikipedia & TriciaG)

Cast (in order of appearance)

Storyteller/Stage Directions: TriciaG
Ernest Woolley: Anthony
Crichton: Algy Pug
Lady Agatha Lasenby: Arielle Lipshaw
Lady Catherine Lasenby: Tina Nuzzi
Lady Mary Lasenby: Elizabeth Klett
Mr. Treherne: Ernst Pattynama
Lord Loam: Paul Andrews
Lord Brocklehurst: DerekP
Monseur Fleury: Beverly Scott
Miss Fisher: Kalynda
Mr. Tompsett & Naval Officer: Bill Mosley
Tweeny: BumbleVee
Lady Brocklehurst: Michelle R. Wood

Audio edited by: TriciaG

(2 hr 45 min)

Chapters

1 - Act I; At Loam House, Mayfair 48:36 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
2 - Act II; The Island 39:17 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
3 - Act III; The Happy Home 47:00 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
4 - Act IV; The Other Island 30:14 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

(2.5 stars)

ok story I've said it before and I'll say it again that the woman that narrates the play has the most gawd awful speaking voice. The cadence is overwhelming...I think that maybe her and Peter should get together and read to each other...

Fun play

(4 stars)

I disagree with the previous review. This is a mostly lighthearted play that is well performed by Librivox volunteers.