by Oscar Wilde
"To be commended for striking a balance between the serious and the comic in Wilde’s work" Times
"Lucid and compelling. . . a demonstration of how an elaborate costume drama can still be made to grip the audience’s attention from the outset, and to deliver a fierce and strangely contemporary theatrical punch, there’s no better show" Scotsman
"A stunning production" EdinburghGuide.com
"Sumptuous new production . . . fresh and dazzling" Perthshire Advertiser
“I can resist everything except temptation.”
Young, beautiful, but something of a puritan, Lady Windermere is one of the stars of London society. But life in the limelight has many perils - and scandal can be the kiss of death . . .
On the day that her 21st birthday is to be celebrated with a ball, Margaret Windermere hears shocking news about her husband: he has been seen paying secret visits to a striking newcomer to the London scene, Mrs. Erlynne, a woman whose glamour has attracted the attentions of several prominent men. Worse yet, it is rumoured that Windermere has given Mrs. Erlynne large sums of money. When Margaret confronts her husband, Windermere vehemently denies any charge of betrayal – but then insists, to Margaret’s consternation, that she invite Mrs. Erlynne to her birthday ball that very evening.
For in this world of wealth, position and intrigue, nothing is ever quite as it seems . . .
Wilde’s first major theatrical success, written in 1892, is a stylish, glittering comedy of marital misadventure and family secrets. Rich in his distinctively delicious wit, this classic drama will be given the kind of a lavish, sumptuous production that only PFT is capable of delivering.
“ . . . Wilde’s scintillating comedy exposes the vaunted plainness of morality as bad dressmaking . . . hugely enjoyable.” The Independent
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Sponsored by The Kuenssberg Charitable Foundation.