Camden Fringe: Award-Winning Actress Brings One-Woman Play ‘Mrs. Oscar Wilde’ ‘Home’
Despite hailing from Sheffield, and portions of her life spent as near as Liverpool or as far as Pakistan, award-winning actress Lexi Wolfe is thrilled to be bringing her one-woman play, based on the life of Constance Wilde ‘home’.
‘I had the idea and started to form the play while in London – this city very much formed Constance Lloyd, long before she became Mrs. Oscar Wilde. I was inspired by the parts of London that Constance would very much recognise, and I think she’d be happy to know that she was gaining some recognition in this fabulous city that was her home most of her life – albeit almost 120 years after her death.’
Following a successful run at the Buxton Fringe Festival last year, a return this year, a trip to the Brighton Fringe and a rural tour now planned, avid writer Lexi is bringing her piece de resistance to Cecil Sharp House in August as part of the Camden Fringe.
Lexi’s rising star over the last couple of years have seen her win nominations for “Best Actress” and “Best Screenplay” at the Short Film Festival in New York, and a “Best Female Actor” nomination at last year’s Buxton Fringe for Mrs Oscar Wilde. Reviewers are already tipping her for this year’s fast-approaching awards. She also has an impressive nominations-to-wins ratio: “Best Actress in a Leading Role” and “Best Screenplay” in the international Independent Film Awards, and a “Merit of Special Mention for Women Filmmakers” in the Best Shorts Competition earlier this year for her first short film, which she again wrote, starred in and directed.
‘Mrs. Oscar Wilde’ traces the life of tragic figure Constance Lloyd, feminist, writer, and long-suffering wife of the infamous writer Oscar Wilde, as well as mother to his two sons. Usually a forgotten or even unknown character, the play begins in her late teenage years, detailing real events imagined from Constance’s point of view, to just before her untimely death before the age of 40. The play occasionally uses excerpts from letters written by Constance herself to those close to her in her lifetime.