A Woman Of No Importance
Vaudeville Theatre, London
A Woman Of No Importance - Vaudeville Theatre, London
Age Restriction: All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Babes in arms are not admitted to the auditorium. All children must be old enough to occupy their own seats.
Important Information: Please note that the following performances will be filmed: 25 November 2.30pm and 28 November 7.30pm
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The work of Oscar Wilde remains as important and inspirational as it did over a century ago, with his plays continuing to find an audience wherever they go and actors queuing up to portray his iconic characters. This is proven once again in 2017 and 2018 as Dominic Dromgoole and Nica Burns’ Classic Spring theatre company presents this Oscar Wilde season at the Vaudeville Theatre.
With shows like The Importance Of Being Earnest and Lady Windermere’s Fan promised in the months ahead, the season opens with A Woman Of No Importance, Wilde’s 1893 play that shines a light on the Victorian society of the time. Eve Best stars in the production and Dromgoole directs, with Wilde’s script brought back to life in the West End, its original home.
The story takes us back to the late 19th century as we are introduced to a range of characters attending an upper class party thrown by a Lady Hunstanton. They include the likes of Mrs Arbuthnot (the show’s titular woman of no importance), her son Gerald, plus Lord Illingworth and Hester Worsley. As events and relationships are exposed during the engagement we will witness a satirical look at the society of the time and the hypocrisies it nurtures.
And seeing as the play has enjoyed a long history as an important and respected part of Wilde’s back catalogue, the presence of Dominic Dromgoole as director is perfect. As a director he has been behind a wealth of shows that have attracted audiences around the capital and beyond. His credits include The Duchess Of Malfi at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and Present Laughter at the Ambassadors Theatre, amongst others. He is the former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe and his credits date back to the 1980s and 1990s.
During that time he has directed some prestigious names and this continues with the Olivier Award-winning Eve Best, whose win for Hedda Gabler at the Duke of York’s Theatre just over a decade ago demonstrates her remarkable ability to bring life to roles. Her credits also include Macbeth at Antony & Cleopatra at Shakespeare’s Globe.
So catch Eve Best as she is directed by Dominic Dromgoole in A Woman Of No Importance as part of the Oscar Wilde season at the Vaudeville Theatre from Friday 6th October 2017.
Show & Venue InformationVaudeville Theatre
Friday, 06 October 2017
Saturday, 30 December 2017
2hr 30min (including interval)