The Importance Of Being Earnest

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Don’t miss celebrated actor and Poirot star David Suchet as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s much loved masterpiece ***The Importance of Being Earnest***, which is being broadcast LIVE to cinemas from London’s Vaudeville Theatre.

Directed by Adrian Noble (Amadeus, The King’s Speech, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Wilde’s 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 Shakespeare’s Globe) and the utterly reliable John Worthing J.P., (Downton Abbey’s 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.

Running time 2 hours 45 mins (including 2 x 15 minute intervals)

'David Suchet's Lady Bracknell is majestically funny' – Michael Billington, The Guardian

CAST Lady Bracknell: David Suchet Gwendolen Fairfax: Emily Barber John (Jack) Worthing: Michael Benz Algernon Moncrieff: Philip Cumbus Cecily Cardew: Imogen Doel Miss Prism: Michele Dotrice Reverend Canon Chasuble: Richard O’Callaghan Lane: David Killick Merriman: Brendan Hooper   PRODUCTION Playwright: Oscar Wilde Director: Adrian Noble Designer: Peter McKintosh Lighting Designer: Howard Harrison Music: Larry Blank Sound Designer: Gareth Owen Producers: Kim Poster/Nica Burns

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