Arthur, an overbearing narcissist with no self-awareness, lives in the past. In 1930’s Britain to be precise. He believes wholeheartedly that he is providing an essential service for discerning gentlemen as he tries to recreate a club for wealthy gentlemen in a tired old social club in Redville, a fictional city somewhere in the heart of England.
Club members include, in addition to ordinary town’s folk, the local MP and an S&M obsessed aristocrat who wants a stuffed poacher in his taxidermy collection. The one thing they all have in common is that they love Arthur and are entirely blind to his obvious disconnection from the real world. After all, he is telling them what we all want to hear: that they are special.
Despite repeated catastrophes, Arthur seems unstoppable until he starts to upset to wrong people. Simeon, Arthur’s nemesis of old, turns up at the club, charged with bringing the eccentric club owner to heel. Can Simeon really entice Arthur to travel to India with him in order to meet his destiny at a Maharaja’s birthday party? And if he does, will his plan to stop Arthur’s shenanigans really work?
A bawdy comedy of small-town life and the great British eccentric.
Think Tom Sharpe meets P. G. Wodehouse.
Fun, but maybe not for all the family!