The Importance of Being Earnest
Vaudeville Theatre, London
The Importance of Being Earnest - Vaudeville Theatre, London
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Oscar Wilde’s iconic play The Importance Of Being Earnest makes a triumphant return to London’s West End in 2018, this time playing as part of a high profile season of shows celebrating the Irish playwright. Dominic Dromgoole and Nica Burns’ Classic Spring Theatre Company adds the world’s most famous farce to a list of a shows that has already included the likes of A Woman Of No Importance.
The Importance Of Being Earnest is arguably one of Wilde’s most famous play, centring on a range of characters and the complex farce that unwinds due to romantic feelings. A satire on contemporary customs, which opened amongst great controversy thanks to Wilde’s private life in 1895, it remains a firm favourite of 21st century theatregoers.
The colourful characters at its centre include Jack and Algernon, who both have their sights set on different women, but don’t return to the feelings. Jack wishes to marry Algernon’s cousin Gwendolyn, whilst Algernon is in love with Jack’s ward Cecily, but to win their hearts there are other people to contend with – Gwendolyn’s mother Lady Bracknell, and Jack’s fake brother Ernest, who is the object of the women’s affections.
Over the years some big names have taken on these roles, ensuring that they remain iconic characters more than a century since it was first performed. 2018 will be no different as they take to the stage of one of London’s most famous West End theatres.
The Importance Of Being Earnest runs at the Vaudeville Theatre from Friday 20th July 2018.
Show & Venue InformationVaudeville Theatre
Friday, 20 July 2018
Saturday, 20 October 2018
2hr 10min (inc. interval)