The Admirable Crichton

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(3.8 stars; 7 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)


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


Fun play

(4 stars)

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