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Lady Windermere’s Fan

  • May 20th 2017 7:30 pm to May 27th 2017 7:30 pm
Production: Lady Windermere’s Fan – Oscar Wilde
Type: Play
Dates: 20 May 17 to 27 May 17
Times: 19:30 to 22:00
Organisation: Farnworth Little Theatre
Address: Cross Street, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 7AJ

Venue: Farnworth Little Theatre


Lady Windermere’s Fan was Oscar Wilde’s first produced play, and it was an instant success on the London stage. Chronicling a series of mis-understandings and deceptions in the high society world of Victorian England, critics and audiences alike were charmed by Wilde’s trademark wit and intelligence.

In the play, Lady Windermere considers leaving her husband of two years when she believes he’s been unfaithful with a woman who turns out to be her own mother. Remarkably it will be her mother that sets her straight without ever revelaing her own identity.

In his letters, Wilde claimed he did not want the play to be viewed as “a mere question of pantomime and clowning”; he was interested in the piece as a physchological study. Although the play has been deemed outdated by recent critics, Lady Windermere’s Fan continues to entertain audiences around the world.

Directed by Michael Shipley

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Greater Manchester Drama Federation

Greater Manchester Drama Federation

Organisation promoting all aspects of Amateur Theatre in the Greater Manchester region. GMDF has over 50 member societies and holds major, annual, full length and One Act festivals.

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