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Jennifer Saunders to make West End return in Lady Windermere's Fan

It will be her first London play in more than 20 years.

Jennifer Saunders will return to the West End stage for the first time in more than 20 years to star in a production of Lady Windermere’s Fan directed by Kathy Burke.

The production will be part of a year-long season of Oscar Wilde plays at London’s Vaudeville Theatre.

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Jennifer Saunders (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Saunders will star as the Duchess of Berwick, while Kevin Bishop will play Lord Darlington while Samantha Spiro will play Mrs Erlynne.

The rest of the cast is yet to be announced.

Saunders previously worked with Burke on TV shows including Absolutely Fabulous and recently penned the book for the Spice Girls musical Viva Forever.

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Jennifer Saunders (Ian West/PA)

The season kicks off with a production of A Woman Of No Importance, directed by Dominic Dromgoole, which runs from October 6 to December 30.

Lady Windermere’s Fan runs from January 12 to April 7, with press night on January 22.

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