This production of Lady Windermere’s Fan is mostly a strong account of a play that will always be overshadowed by Earnest and a very pleasant way to spend a locked down afternoon.
As Classic Spring’s year-long Oscar Wilde season comes to a close, its timely to reflect on what it has achieved. Did the season really add anything to our perception of Oscar Wilde and his work?
The real delight in Lady Windermere’s Fan at the Vaudeville is in the detail. As the Oscar Wilde season rolls elegantly on, it is Kathy Burke’s mischievous, witty direction (and wise pruning of some overlong Wilde persiflage) which brings this tale back to life.
It has taken more than 20 years but Jennifer Saunders this week returned to the West End stage to make her mark in Lady Windermere’s Fan at the Vaudeville Theatre.
Lots & lots of shows have their first performances in London and across the country this month, including new productions of Pinter’s The Birthday Party, Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan, and Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well.
Simon Callow will perform Frank McGuinness’s new stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre for a limited run of just six performances from 3 to 6 January 2018. Tickets are now on sale.
Kathy Burke is not a woman you’ll often see on the red carpet of a West End press night. She doesn’t enjoy the photographs and expectations that come with it, and she’d much rather see her comps go to those who are struggling to afford West End prices.
These are our current Top 15 Ticket Recommendations – broken down into five musicals, five plays and five ‘winter warmers’ – based on both best-sellers over the past month as well as our predictions on the hottest of upcoming openings.
Samantha Spiro, Kevin Bishop and Jennifer Saunders will star in Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by Kathy Burke, the second offering in the year-long Oscar Wilde season at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre.
Classic Spring, a new theatre company from former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Dominic Dromgoole, today announces first casting and creatives for a year-long celebration of Oscar Wilde at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre, starting in October with Eve Best in A Woman of No Importance.