Stephen Fry to give pre-show talk in West End Oscar Wilde season
The comedian will talk about playing Wilde in the 1997 film about the writer
Details have been announced for a series of pre-show talks ahead of evening performances of A Woman of No Importance, which opens at the Vaudeville Theatre in October.
Stephen Fry will host 'Playing Oscar' on 19 October, having played Wilde in the 1997 film Wilde. Other pre-show talks will take place with Oscar Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland (14 October), Frank McGuinness (11 November), and author Franny Moyle (7 December).
Further casting has also been announced for A Woman of No Importance. Joining the previously announced Eve Best, Anne Reid, Eleanor Bron and William Gaunt, is Emma Fielding, Dominic Rowan, Crystal Clarke, Harry Lister-Smith, Sam Cox, William Mannering, Paul Rider and Phoebe Fildes
Dominic Dromgoole recently announced his quartet of Oscar Wilde productions for his new company, Classic Spring, which will kick off with A Woman of No Importance at the Vaudeville Theatre in October and continues with Lady Windermere's Fan, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest.
A Woman of No Importance runs at the Vaudeville Theatre from 6 October to 30 December. Lady Windermere's Fan also runs at the Vaudeville Theatre from 12 January to 7 April.