About the showAward-winning theatre director, actress and writer Kathy Burke directs a brand new production of comedy drama Lady Windermere’s Fan, as part of Dominic Dromgoole’s Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville Theatre. Presented by Dromgoole’s new theatre company Classic Spring, the play is the second in a year-long season at the West End venue, following Eve Best in A Woman of No Importance.
Originally premiering in 1892 at the St James Theatre, Lady Windermere’s Fan is one of Wilde’s earlier plays, which takes place on the birthday of Lady Windermere. Everything for her party seems to be perfectly in order, until her friend Lord Darlington plants a small seed of doubt that gradually grows throughout the day.
Is Lady Windermere’s husband having an affair? Who with? Will he be bringing her to her highly anticipated birthday party? A witty play that’s packed full of humour, Lady Windermere’s Fan is one of the plays that redefined British theatre and still resonates today.
A stellar cast features Olivier Award-winning actress Samantha Spiro (Guys and Dolls, Merrily We Roll Along) as Erlynne, comedian Kevin Bishop as Lord Darlington and Jennifer Saunders as the Duchess of Berwick, who previously worked with Kathy Burke in Absolutely Fabulous.
Additional casting includes Joseph Marcell as Lord Lorton, Grace Molony as Lady Windermere, Joshua James as Lord Windermere and Ami Metcalf as Agatha and Rosalie.
Kathy Burke directs, with recent credits including Once a Catholic at the Tricycle Theatre and Smaller at the Lyric Theatre. Lady Windermere’s Fan forms part of the four plays that are being presented at the venue, with additional works including An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, which was last seen at the venue starring David Suchet.
Lady Windermere’s Fan plays at the Vaudeville Theatre from January 12th to April 2nd 2018.
Who Should See It?Fans of Oscar Wilde’s work have the opportunity to see one of his popular plays revived in the West End, as part of a celebratory season.
Lady Windermere’s Fan may not be suitable for young children.