Lysette Anthony in ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’ – Review

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 1:40 pm

“The outstanding performance of the evening comes from Lysette Anthony as Mrs Erlynne, the lady cast out of polite society over her scandalous past and now the subject of much tongue wagging amongst the upper classes. In a powerful, commanding and moving performance, it’s heartbreaking to see her desperation and longing to reveal her deep secret which the whole of the play revolves around. The scenes of misunderstanding between her and Laura Rees as Lady Windermere provide a tension that has the whole audience on tenterhooks.”

“In Lysette Anthony’s dark attraction it is easy to believe here is a character with a dozen pasts – the most dangerous woman in London.
Her poise and control is made even more arresting by the later physical lengths she goes to, standing on the abyss of disgrace. She can’t help but bring a luminous quality to her performance…”


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