Lady Windermere's Fan at Vaudeville Theatre tickets
Lady Windermere's Fan at Vaudeville Theatre tickets

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Overview

The Vaudeville Theatre plays host the exciting Oscar Wilde Season, curated by the Award-winning Dominic Dromgoole, with tickets on sale now. Amongst the Victorian gems is Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by the award winning Kathy Burke, director, comedian and playwright, this engrossing social drama embraces Wilde’s witty examination of dramatic family schisms and affairs of the heart.

The play revolves around Lady Windermere’s twenty-first birthday. A shadow is cast across the jubilant occasion when Windermere receives word that her doting husband is having an illicit affair. Her investigations come to a melodramatic head when she discovers the real truth behind her husband’s deceit.

Former Artistic Director of the Globe, Dominic Dromgoole, has confirmed plans for his new theatre company Classic Spring which will produce the piece. The company’s goal is to honour the revolutionary and innovative work of proscenium playwrights within the theatres they loved.

Olivier Award-winning actress Samantha Spiro (Guys and Dolls, Hello Dolly, Merrily We Roll Along) stars as Erlynne, opposite comedian and television star Kevin Bishop as Lord Darlington. French and Saunders' Jennifer Saunders guest stars as the Duchess of Berwick, having previously worked alongside Kathy Burke in Absolutely Fabulous.

Further casting includes Joseph Marcell as Lord Lorton, Grace Molony as Lady Windermere, Joshua James as Lord Windermere and Ami Metcalf as Agatha and Rosalie.

Lady Windermere’s Fan will be staged as part of the Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville Theatre. The piece will be presented alongside some of Wilde’s most groundbreaking Victorian plays that shook the foundations of British theatre, given bold new life by Dromgoole’s company.

Tickets are also available for other staged works in the season including A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest. Lady Windermere’s Fan will play at the Vaudeville Theatre from the 12th January to 7th April 2018.

Recommended for

Fans of Wilde's engrossing storytelling and witty dialogue will adore this Victorian classic, and should definitely ensure to get Lady Windermere's Fan tickets to see what Kathy Burke has done to remaster the classic.

Age Recommendations: 10+

Dates and times

Running time: TBC
Opened: 12 Jan 2018
Booking from: 07 Apr 2018
Booking until: 07 Apr 2018

Location and map

Vaudeville Theatre
The Strand
London, WC2R 0NH

34 Reviews Add review

On the safety curtain are depicted five drawings of different fan positions, to represent different meanings in the language of th... More

u2fancat 5'6'', 60 reviews, 0 helpful votes

My first time watching this Oscar Wilde play and I was pretty impressed. The casting is spot on here with Jennifer Saunders (maki... More

joc78 5"4, 300 reviews, 4 helpful votes

A nicely dressed show in the traditional Wilde style with a spartan opening set leaving it to the actors to fill the space with th... More

shirleyjones 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This is a great production of Lady Windemere's Fan. Jennifer Saunders is an absolute scene-stealer, star quality just radiates off... More

isobeljones-mcauley 171cm, 15 reviews, 1 helpful vote

hannahw2 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This was my first ever Oscar Wilde on stage and I loved it! The cast were all perfect, Jennifer Saunders was hilarious - I had tea... More

jamesatwill 178, 126 reviews, 10 helpful votes

First preview and I was amazed at how well it all went and how it felt like it had been running months. Exquisitely funny and perf... More

katsonstage 5'8", 134 reviews, 5 helpful votes

The show is very funny. Jennifer Saunders sings in a front-of-cloth performance in the middle of the show. Since she is not presen... More

catskji 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Wonderful show. Clever direction of this witty Oscar Wilde play by Cathy Burke. Excellent cast headed by Samantha Spiro, & Jennife... More

lindabright 5'4", 18 reviews, 0 helpful votes