Lady Windermere's Fan
First staged in 1892, 'Lady Windermere's Fan' was Wilde's first great stage success. The plot is centred round the arrival of a mysterious woman hoping to break into London's society. Lady Windermere learns from a friend that Lord Windermere is spending a great deal of time with a certain Mrs. Erlynne, and fearing that he is being unfaithful to her, she decides that their marriage is at an end. Then, in an act of striking generosity, Mrs. Erlynne protects Lady Windermere's reputation and the truth about trust and loyalty are ironically revealed.
The play is a tale of confusion and misinterpretation with Wilde's brilliant wit woven throughout the dialogue - guaranteeing an evening of classic entertainment.