Lady Windermere's Fan
Vaudeville Theatre, London
Lady Windermere's Fan - Vaudeville Theatre, London
Age Restriction: Children under 8 will not be admitted.
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The work of Oscar Wilde has had a profound effect on popular culture in the century since it was first experienced, with countless adaptations and derivative stories emerging in that time. So when the plays he put to paper return to the stage in the modern day it is no wonder audiences take notice.
With that in mind all eyes will be on the Vaudeville Theatre from 2017 to 2018 as the West End venue presents this Oscar Wilde season courtesy of Dominic Dromgoole’s Classic Spring theatre company. The season opens with A Woman Of No Importance in 2017, but the second show of the run is this revival of his 1892 play Lady Windermere’s Fan, which opens in the New Year.
Kathy Burke directs a story that focuses on the eponymous Lady Windermere and the complex series of twists and turns that transpire at her birthday party. She confronts her husband about his alleged infidelity with a Mrs Erlynne and when he denies it he promptly invites her to the party. But whilst Lady Windermere decides to leave him this is not the end of the conundrum as more revelations emerge as the story nears its dark ending.
The play was first seen at the St James Theatre in London back in 1892 and has since joined the pantheon of Wilde’s works that have been adapted and enjoyed in the time since. It has been adapted for the screen on numerous occasions and even Noël Coward tackled it with his musical version After The Ball. Today, however, it remains as popular as ever as the original play returns to the capital.
And with this impressive history to its name it is only right that Kathy Burke, an experienced director and performer, has been recruited to bring it to life. Burke is perhaps best known for her television comedy work (which includes everything from Harry Enfield’s Television Programme to Gimme Gimme Gimme), but has also enjoyed a successful career with the London theatre scene. Her credits include Smaller at the Lyric Theatre, The God Of Hell at the Donmar Warehouse and Love Me Tonight at the Hampstead Theatre, amongst many others.
But with Lady Windermere’s Fan she returns to the West End to present the second of the many shows of the Oscar Wilde season. It opens at the Vaudeville Theatre on Friday 12th January 2018.
Show & Venue InformationVaudeville Theatre
Friday, 12 January 2018
Saturday, 07 April 2018
2hr 30min (inc. interval)