CHRISTOPHER CARTMILL

THE LIGHTS OF LONDON - or The Slave of Fortune

Victorian London, Indian mysteries, and the Savoy Theatre of Sir Richard D'Oyly-Carte provide Templeton Light with escape from his difficult marriage to Elizabeth Sunderland. The third and last of Tempy's plays, Light is places in a guilded cage of London society. He escapes the watchful eyes of his wife and his manservant; the Sikh soldier, Ranjeet. He is pursued by an ambitious soprano from the D'Oly-Carte company and a mysterious Indian woman. Meanwhile his wife, Elizabeth, entertains the possibility of a dalliance all her own, with a dashing Captain of the Indian Service, Captain Darcy. Their affairs begin to intertwine and the plot becomes more and more like an operetta, singing and all. (two acts, with music)