The Importance of Being Earnest
FROM STAGE TO SCREEN
Don’t miss celebrated actor and Poirot star David Suchet as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wildes much loved masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest , which was filmed live at Londons Vaudeville Theatre in 2015. Directed by Adrian Noble (Amadeus, The Kings Speech, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Wildes superb satire on Victorian manners is one of the funniest plays in the English language – the delightful repartee and hilarious piercing of hypocrisy and pomposity will make you laugh out loud!
Two bachelor friends, the adorable dandy Algernon Moncrieff (Philip Cumbus – regular player at Shakespeares Globe) and the utterly reliable John Worthing J.P., (Downton Abbeys Michael Benz) lead double lives to court the attentions of the exquisitely desirable Gwendolyn Fairfax (Emily Barber) and Cecily Cardew (Imogen Doel). The gallants must then grapple with the riotous consequences of their deceptions – and with the formidable Lady Bracknell.
The Importance Of Being Earnest is considered Oscar Wildes best work and has been performed regularly all over the world. The play was first performed on 14 February 1895 at the St. James Theatre, London and 2015 marks its 120th anniversary