LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN (play)
Ends 7th April 2018.
Lord Darlington thinks Lady Windermere's husband is having an affair - and uses
her birthday party to raise suspicions...
Kathy Burke directs Samantha Spiro, Kevin Bishop and Jennifer Saunders in this
Oscar Wilde revival.
Not available. Professional reviewers are impressed with Jennifer Saunders,
her quirky mannerisms adding rather than detracting from the text. Grace Molony
in the title role, and Samantha Spiro match this for the ladies. For the men,
Matthew Darcy as the butler draws appreciative comment, but Kevin Bishop is felt
to lack confidence and misses his swing at the most famous line.
Most reviewers agree, though, that on the whole this is competent but lacks
any particular spark. Some warm to the flow of "bon-mots" as one puts it, others
find it all slightly pale and even stale at times. The ending rescues it for
almost all, so it seems to be another very decent effort in this long-running
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