Q: How Awesome Can Oscar Wilde Be?
A: Immensely! I love how his plays still have comedic potential in a modern setting, whilst retaining their classic elegance. I absolutely loved it.
As the curtain rises we meet the principal character around whom the whole plot revolves. As she sits with her flowers, her friends come to join her, and suggest some infidelity is afoot between her husband and a disreputable woman. As she tries to find out if this is true, passions are declared, pleasant nonsenses exchanged and fans fluttered, fanning the flames of gossip and scandal. In true Wilde style, the whole sorry misunderstanding is declared in a roundabout yet satisfactory way, and all injured parties put to right. With throw away lines that one could bandy about at a dinner party today and characters you'll adore, this is a play that will stick with you for a long time. And it's all centre's on a fan....
Hope you enjoy it immensely!
*Expiation means atonement*