Award-winning Sheffield actress and writer returns to Buxton Fringe with ‘Mrs. Oscar Wilde’
Following a successful premiere at the Buxton Fringe Festival last year, and a popular current tour run, multi-award-winning actress and writer Lexi Wolfe is bringing her one-woman show, based on the life of Constance Lloyd, wife to Oscar Wilde, back to where the show had it’s debut.
Lexi’s rising star over the last couple of years have seen her win nominations for both “Best Actress” and “Best Screenplay” at the Short Film Festival in New York, and a “Best Actress” nomination at last year’s Buxton Fringe for Mrs Oscar Wilde. Nomaintions soon developed into wins - “Best Actress in a Leading Role” and “Best Screenplay” in the international Independent Film Awards, and a “Merit of Special Mention - Women Filmakers” in the Best Shorts Competition.
‘Mrs. Oscar Wilde’, which traces the life of Constance Lloyd, long-suffering wife of the infamous writer Oscar Wilde, from her teenage years to just before her untimely death, garnered Wolfe a nomination for Best Female Actor at the Buxton Fringe last year (review below). The play is a moving, sometimes funny, depiction of Constance’s little-known life, based on her own letters to her brother and others covering her own literary career, her actions towards Women’s Rights, and of course the trials and tribulations of her life with Oscar, and raising (almost single-handedly) their two sons.