Lord Arthur Savile is due to marry his beloved Sybil Merton, but her mother, Lady Julia, inadvertently delays the process by introducing Society's latest superstar, the palm reader by the name of Podgers, and insisting that he read Arthur's future.
What ensues are numerous plots by Arthur, assisted by his faithful butler Baines, and hindered by the bumbling anarchist Winkelkopf, to bring about his future before his wedding can take place.
Lady Julia decides that Arthur's prevarications are an indication that he does not want to marry her daughter, but Arthur is supported by Julia's principle antagonist, his aunt Lady Winderemere, and by his great aunt Lady Clementina (when she isn't seeking Arthur's assistance with her gambling debts...).
The whole ceremony is to be conducted by Arthur's uncle, the Dean of Paddington, but he is more likely to bury Arthur, given his inability to remember exactly what he is supposed to be doing at any one time.
With the addition of a love interest for Baines in the household, and some unexpected twists and turns, this is a delightful play that is bound to keep you guessing - and amused - from start to finish.