Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: A Woman of No Importance 12A

Broadcast live from the Vaudeville Theatre, London

 

Olivier award-winner Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler) and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) star in this new classically staged production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.

The first play from the Classic Spring Theatre Company’s Oscar Wilde Season, A Woman of No Importance will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End.

An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret.

First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today. 

 

‘One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation’

 

CAST

 

Mrs Arbuthnot  Eve Best

Lady Hunstanton  Anne Reid

Lady Caroline Pontefract  Eleanor Bron

Hester Worsley Crystal Clarke

Mrs Allonby  Emma Fielding

Lord Illingworth Dominic Rowan

Gerald Arbuthnot  Harry Lister Smith

Reverend Daubeny  William Gaunt

 

PRODUCTION

Author Oscar Wilde

Director Dominic Dromgoole

Set & Costume Designer Jonathan Fensome

 

★★★★ The season is launched with a flourish, Eve Best is outstanding, Anne Reid is a hoot, Emma Fielding is divinely decadent The Sunday Times

 

Running time: approx 150 minutes 

 

Tuesday 28th November 2017 at 7.15pm

£15

£13 - over 60s & students

 

 

  • What a treat
    Daily Mail
  • Wonderfully moving… Sublimely funny
    The Independent

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