Classic Spring has announced its ‘Wilde Talk’ series to go alongside with performances of A Woman of No Importance.
The theatre company has announced that Stephen Fry, Frank McGuinness, Franny Moyle and Merlin Holland will give pre-show talks before evening performances of A Woman of No Importance at the Vaudeville Theatre this autumn.
In the first talk, Merlin Holland, Oscar Wilde’s grandson will give the first address, offering his unique insight, entitled ‘The Remarkable Reputation of Oscar Wilde’. Stephen Fry will then reflect on ‘Playing Oscar’, having portrayed Wilde on the big screen in ‘Wilde’ (1997).
Meanwhile, also included in the series Franny Moyle (author of ‘Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs. Oscar Wilde’) exploring Wilde’s women, and Frank McGuinness, who has adapted ‘De Profundis’ for the season will consider Wilde alongside Ibsen and Strindberg in ‘Wilde the European’.
In other news, further casting for A Woman for No Importance has been announced. joining the previously announced Eve Best, Anne Reid, Eleanor Bron and William Gaunt will be Emma Fielding, Dominic Rowan, Crystal Clarke, Harry Lister-Smith, Sam Cox, William Mannering, Paul Rider and Phoebe Fildes.
A Woman of No Importance will be directed by Dominic Dromgoole and is the first play to be performed as part of Classic Spring’s year long Oscar Wilde season. The season will then be followed by Lady Windermere’s Fan directed by Kathy Burke, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, with casting and creatives to be announced in due course.
A Woman of No Importance will play at the Vaudeville Theatre from the 6th October until the 30th December. To book tickets visit: Love London Love Culture, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre People.co.uk and UK Tickets.co.uk.