The Importance of Being Earnest
Recorded as live screening from the Oscar Wilde Season at The Vaudeville Theatre, in London’s West End
Director: Michael Fentiman
Cast: Sophie Thompson, Jeremy Swift, Fiona Button
Tue 23 Oct 7.15pm Book Now
Duration: 165 mins (tbc)
AGE Rating: Cert 12A
Under 18s: £12.50
A new production of one of the funniest plays in English. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. Don’t miss the final instalment of Classic Spring’s ‘deliciously charming’ (Sunday Times) Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright.
Michael Fentiman’s witty new production will star Olivier-Award winner Sophie Thompson as Lady Bracknell (Guys and Dolls, Chichester/West End; Four Weddings and a Funeral), Jeremy Swift in the role of Reverend Chasuble (Downton Abbey, ITV) and Fiona Button as Cecily Cardew (The Split, BBC).