Importance of Being Earnest

One of the most immaculately crafted stage comedies of all time.


The Importance of Being Earnest

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A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, will be captured live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. 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.

Michael Fentiman’s witty new production stars Olivier Award winner Sophie Thompson (
Guys and Dolls, Chichester/West End; Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Jeremy Swift (Downton Abbey, ITV), alongside Fiona Button (The Split, BBC), Pippa Nixon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, RSC) and Stella Gonet (Handbagged, Hampstead Theatre/West End).

A fresh take on Wilde’s ‘comic masterpiece’ (Guardian), this ‘hilarious’ adaptation breaths ‘new and vital’ life (★★★★★ WhatsOnStage) into ‘one of the most immaculately crafted stage comedies of all time’ (The Stage). Don’t miss the ‘magnificent’ (★★★★ Sunday Times) final installment of Classic Spring’s critically acclaimed Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright.

Sophie Thompson (Lady Bracknell)
Jeremy Swift (Reverend Chasuble)
Fiona Button (Cecily Cardew)
Pippa Nixon (Gwendolyn Fairfax)
Stella Gonet (Miss Prism)

Staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company
Not Rated
Culture Vulture, Theater, Comedy
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