The Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville in October 2018 was the first offering from Classic Spring, Dominic Dromgoole’s theatre company, founded as he left Shakespeare's Globe. The season revolved around Wilde’s four great Victorian plays, which shocked and redefined British theatre when first performed, and still resonate today.
This collection offers live performances of four classic plays by Oscar Wilde with star-studded casts from London's West End.
Olivier award-winner Eve Best (The King’s Speech, Nurse Jackie), Eleanor Bron (Help!, A Little Princess) and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax, The Mother) star in this new classically staged production directed by Dominic Dromgoole.
An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long buried secret. First performed in 1893, Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice.
"Wonderfully moving...sublimely funny" The Independent