The wit, elegance and high society, full of brilliantly conceived characters, typical of Wilde, gives this play its high gloss.
London 1892. As a young woman, Mrs Erlynne deserted her husband and new born baby for her lover, an affair that did not survive. She was cast out of respectable London society and has lived on her wits ever since.
Her baby has grown up, married and is now Lady Windermere. Mrs Erlynne choses to blackmail Lord Windermere: pay up or she will destroy his wife’s life by revealing herself as her disgraced mother. But she did not bargain for her feelings on meeting her daughter and discovering she is about to make the same mistake she made herself. She is still a mother at heart, but sees her dilemma: how can she act as a mother without doing untold damage?
The story is beautifully told whilst the sparkling world of Wilde continues undisturbed.
When: Wednesday 30th March – Saturday 9th April
Where: Loft Theatre Company, Leamington spa