Lady Windermere's Fan at The Tabard Theatre

A version of Oscar Wilde's play, set in the 1930s


September 23 to October 11

Tues - Sat 7:30pm
Mats Sat 4.00pm
Tickets £16.00 (£14 concessions)

Book online at or 0208 995 6035 The Tabard Box Office.

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Following a critically acclaimed run at the King's Head Theatre, Oscar Wilde’s celebrated classic Lady Windermere’s Fan, updated to the 1930s, transfers to the Tabard Theatre from September 23 to October 11

Directed by Linnie Reedman with Music arranged by Joe Evans, the show is presented by the Ruby In The Dust theatre group.

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

Lady Windermere’s Fan play was first published in the 1890s. Like many of Wilde’s comedies it bitingly mocks society’s morals and continues to be relevant in whatever decade it is presented. It differs from his other ‘comedies’ in that it exemplifies Wilde’s most successful dramatic technique: the mixing of the comic and the serious, which makes it an inherently more interesting piece than his later, more popular plays.

Directed by Linnie Reedman it is set against the backdrop of the popular songs of the1930s.

.“Ruby In The Dust have created an interpretation that brings Wilde’s
finer talents out in a polished way”

“A solid version of a witty play that grapples with some surprisingly meaty issues"

“Wilde Times in the thirties...a twinkly sense of fun”

Formed in 2006 by Young Vic genesis director Linnie Reedman and acclaimed composer/musical director Joe Evans, Ruby In The Dust has over a dozen productions under its belt, including the critically praised The Great Gatsby Musical, Hutch (both at Riverside Studios), Miracle starring Susannah York and Tim Woodward, (St Andrew Church Crypt and Leicester Square Theatre) and Bonnie and Clyde (The King’s Head Theatre) and most recently Dorian Gray (Riverside Studios)


September 18, 2014

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