“Why, you gave yourself to me like a flower, to do anything I liked with. You were the prettiest of playthings.”
It's 1927. In Lady Hunstaton’s decadent country estate a party is in full swing. There is sparkling jazz, jovial charlestons, frivolous chat and of course Wilde’s damning satire. Amidst this there is an uneasy air of superiority. Mrs Arbuthnot, a pious single mother, and Hester Worsley, a distant visitor, are sneered at for their sex and background. There are those, through blackmail or insult, who would like to keep them firmly at the bottom. But, this is a story of unity and triumph over these people who underestimate and disrespect them.
Join us in the Golden Age of Radio for an hilarious broadcast of this brilliant comedy complete with original adverts for that all important ironized yeast, spirited dance-a-longs and the never ending hunt for John's muffler.
Founded in 2017, UCATT is a non-profit, student-run organisation representing some of the best theatrical, creative and technical talent the University of Cambridge has to offer. For the month of September we tour across the UK and East Asia performing and providing workshops in venues, schools and universities. Following the decision to postpone this year's tour, we are bringing our adaptation of the play to life via the radio as part of the ADC Online season.