The theatrical experience was further enhanced by the intimacy created by the theatre in the round production. Laura Rees starred in the leading role with Lysette Antony as her estranged mother, Mrs Erlynne. Both actresses were fantastic and Lysette Antony, in particular, played the part with a melodramatic relish which added something extra to the play.
Watching the play I was reminded of contemporary novelists including Ellen Wood. East Lynne has a similar plot to Lady Windermere's Fan with estranged husbands and wives, children believing their mother to be dead and the shame of desertion being worse than death. I wondered if Wilde was influenced by the Sensation novels which were so popular in the late Nineteenth Century.
Another wonderful theatrical experience and followed by a delicious meal at Dimitri's!