I like the one about enemies – ‘always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much’
My favourite Oscar Wilde quote has to be “I can resist everything except temptation.” from Lady Windermere’s Fan.
Now that’s an interesting title for a play! And you can win tickets by telling us your favourite Oscar Wilde quote.
Classic Spring is a new theatre company, formed by Dominic Dromgoole (former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre), and it first offering is an Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville Theatre, revolving around his four great Victorian plays, which shocked and redefined British theatre, and still resonate and refresh today. A Woman of No Importance (6 October to 30 December) and Lady Windermere’s Fan (12 January to 7 April) are now on sale and coming soon are An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest.
A Woman of No Importance is directed by Dominic Dromgoole and stars Olivier award winning Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler), Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) Eleanor Bron and William Gaunt.
An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long buried secret. Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama create a vivid new theatrical voice.
‘One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation’
One member can win a pair of tickets to see A Woman of No Importance at the Vaudeville Theatre. To enter, simply post on this Forum your favourite Oscar Wilde quote, and we’ll pick the winner from a hat at the end of August.
For more information and to book your tickets (from £19.50), call 0330 333 4814 or visit ClassicSpring.co.uk
Come and share in this new adventure, and rediscover the thrill of these great plays.
Terms and conditions: One member will win two Band A tickets to see A Woman of No Importance at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, valid for Monday to Thursday performances from 6 October to 2 November 2017, subject to availability. No cash alternative. Travel not included.