from Lexi Wolfe
Constance Lloyd, a late-Victorian lady. Professional writer, one of the first staunch and active feminists, mother of two children, and a celebrated household name. The name: Mrs. Oscar Wilde.
Constance Lloyd is a rarely remembered name in literary history. A feminist, a writer and a mother, she is rather remembered as the wife of one of the most infamous writers of all - Oscar Wilde. From her childhood days suffering at the hands of her abusive mother to blossoming into a young woman of society, Constance’s story is intriguing and varied.
She was able to generate her own income, brought up her two sons almost single-handedly, and was one of the most well-known faces and names of London in the late 1800s.
Mrs. Oscar Wilde is a one woman show, presenting an abridged version of her life, told using both fiction and excerpts of accounts in her own hand in letters to those she knew and loved, revealing an intelligence that rivaled Oscar’s himself, a sense of humour dry and winning, and charm that will have every audience member rooting for the tragic heroine from beginning to end.
Following its debut, Lexi Wolfe was nominated for Best Female Actor at the Buxton Fringe in July 2016. She is excited to return this July to repeat the show's success.
Suitable for all ages, but parental discretion advised.
6th & 19th July (8pm-9pm) and 11th July (4.30pm-5.30pm)