A Woman of No Importance tickets are now available for the show that opens a season of Oscar Wilde shows at the Vaudeville Theatre.
This classic Oscar Wilde satire of upper-class English society is full of the comic melodrama Wilde is so well-known for. A Woman of No Importance tells the story of house party at the country home of Lady Hunstanton but things take a turn when Gerald Arbuthnot’s appointment as Lord Illingworth’s secretary is announced. Suddenly the past has reappeared in a very concrete way and Gerald’s mother is having a difficult time justifying standing in the way of her son’s appointment. This show deals with issues of wealth, status, and gender and how they impact our characters.
The show is directed by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe, and will feature Olivier Award winner Eve Best (Hedda Gabler, A Moon for the Misbegotten) Eleanor Bron (Help!, Alfie), William Gaunt (The Crucible, King Lear), and BAFTA nominee Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax).
Dominic Dromgoole’s A Classic Spring Theatre Company celebrates the works of proscenium playwrights and presents them on the stages for which they were originally written. Classic Spring is presenting Woman of No Importance as part of a year-long Oscar Wilde season. The first half of the season also features Lady Windermere’s Fan directed by Kathy Burke and starring Jennifer Saunders, Samantha Spiro, and Kevin Bishop. The second half of the season will include An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest.
“What a treat” - Daily Mail
"The season is launched with a flourish” - The Sunday Times
“Wonderfully moving… Sublimely funny” - The Independent
“Compassionate and emotionally engaging" - The Stage
“A compelling start to Dominic Dromgoole’s Wilde season… the bar has been set high” - The Times