Photo Flash: First Look at Ruby in the Dust's LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN, Now Playing at King's Head Theatre
Oscar Wilde's celebrated classic Lady Windermere's Fan has been transported to the 1930s in this brand new production which comes to the King's Head this August. Lady Windermere's Fan was the playwright's first big hit and when it premiered in London in 1892 it catapulted him to success.
Young, rich, beautiful and happily married, Lady Windermere has it all. Until her husband invites a mysterious widow to her 21st birthday ball. Who is she? Why is she there? What is their secret? Suddenly everything that Lady Windermere holds dear is in jeopardy. Nothing is as it seems in this satirical thriller, full of intrigue, jealousy, and Oscar Wilde's famous, inimitable one-liners.
By special invitation from the King's Head Theatre, this new version, updated to the 1930s, is presented, whose previous successes at the King's Head Theatre include The Great Gatsby, Bonnie and Clyde and an acclaimed adaptation of Oscar Wilde's Starchild.
Ellie Nunn is to head the cast of Oscar Wilde's masterpiece. Nunn who is fast gaining a reputation as a great acting talent, recently delivered an acclaimed performance Joanna Murray-Smith's Bombshells at Jermyn Street Theatre. In 2011 she was directed by her mother Imogen Stubbs in Stubbs' own work Not About Angels at The ADC Cambridge. Now she takes on the role of Wilde's wronged heroine in Wilde's masterpiece of wit and scandal.
Directed by Linnie Reedman it is set against the backdrop of the popular songs of the1930s, with a mixture of live music performed by the cast and a sound design by Joe Evans.
Photos by Roy Tan