19:00, Mon 10th – Tue 11th March 2014 at The Stanley Library, Girton
Lent Week 8
“The one advantage of playing with fire, Lady Caroline, is that one never gets even singed. It is the people who don't know how to play with it who get burned up.”
The English upper classes gather at Lady Hunstanton’s country house and over the next twenty-four hours the lives of the characters are irrevocably changed by revelations of seduction and scandal. The 1893 play explores the double standards between men and women and showcases Wilde’s sharp witticisms and particular brand of dark humour at its very best.