Friends of Burnham Library Presents – Mrs Oscar Wilde
22nd September 2017 – Buffet and Wine from 7pm
Burnham Library, Windsor Lane, SL1 7HR
Tickets £12 (£10 for Friends of Burnham Library)
Constance Lloyd is rarely remembered in literary history. A feminist, a writer and a mother, she is rather remembered as the wife of one of the most infamous Victorians – 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 had her own income, she brought up her two small children almost single-handedly and was one of the most well-known faces and names among the celebrities of London in the late 1800s.
Mrs. Oscar Wilde is a presentation of her life, told using excerpts of accounts in her own hand in letters to those she knew and loved, revealing a wit that rivalled Oscar’s himself, a sense of humour dry and winning and a sense of self that will have every audience member rooting for the tragic heroine from beginning to end.
Lexi Wolfe is an award winning actor, writer and director who has appeared on Stage, Television and even in “Star Wars”!
She wrote her one woman play “Mrs Oscar Wilde” and has produced it at many theatre festivals around the country, receiving very positive reviews (See http://buxton.fringeguru.com/reviews/buxton-2016/mrs-oscar-wilde)
“Intimate and intelligent, compelling and compassionate, Lexi Wolfe’s lyrical homage to a champion of women’s causes, artist and political activist, she justly revises and reinstates Constance Lloyd’s identity as much more than just the stigmatised victim of circumstances: being remembered as just Mrs. Oscar Wilde is not enough.” (John Kennedy – The Hubs Review – July 2017)
She was awarded the Gold award as Best Actress in the International Independent Film Awards 2016