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Vaudeville Theatre, London4.4125 reviews
The master of comic melodrama, Oscar Wilde, is back in the West End!

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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).

Former artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Dominic Dromgoole’s new theatre company, Classic Spring, is presenting a yearlong season of Oscar Wilde plays, centring on his Victorian plays. The season includes A Woman of No ImportanceLady Windermere’s Fan De ProfundisThe Selfish Giant, 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

Additional Information

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.

Running time

2hr 30min (including interval)

Performance dates

Booking until 30 December 2017


Recommended for ages 8 and above.

Special notes

Please note that the following performances will be filmed: 25 November 2.30pm and 28 November 7.30pm

Venue Information

Vaudeville Theatre404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH

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Special Offer

A Woman of No Importance Ticket Offer Details


£75 now £35

£55 now £25

Valid 13th -19th December Evening, 21st and 22nd December (Excluding 16th and 20th December)


On all othere prices

Valid Monday – Saturday evenings and Saturday matinees.


Customer Reviews

125 reviews4.4


Entertaining and interesting performance, endearing approach to Oscar Wilde's work.

PAMELA HONOUR30th December

Good production with a very traditional presentation. Excellent character parts, clear diction by most actors, but definitely not by Eve Best. We were sitting in row J in stalls but could not hear a lot of her lines throughout the play. Her acting was good but it was a real drawback not hearing what she was saying.


wonderful script, wonderful actresses except Esther, Lord Illington not satisfying. Very bad acoustic of the theatre, Stalls last 3 rows should cost a lot less, because the acoustic is terrible

Dr Judy MacArthur Clark29th December

First-rate production and excellent performances, especially by Eve Best and Anne Reid. Followed by dinner at Simpson's for a truly British experience in the very best sense.

Barrie MacDonald29th December

Excellent production of a less familiar Oscar Wilde play. I loved Anne Reid singing old music hall songs during the intervals. And, the excellent programme was informative.

martin powell29th December

Excellent set, performance and great musical addition. However it was uncomfortably hot in the stalls. Might prevent me attending this theatre in the future.

Karen Thompson29th December

Funny, outstanding acting. Would see it again in a heart beat

james cripps29th December

It was a solid production with some notable performances, though not all came up to scratch leaving a slightly unbalanced result. To be fair the play is a combination of satire with a morality play that has not aged as well as other Wilde scripts: some of the single lines are memorable the two liners are noticeable for their absence.

Trottie29th December

Splendid performance with some great musical hall interludes to give some social context to the story

Nestor Osorio28th December

It was a very good perfomance by all actors

Andreane Thomas24th December

Really enjoyed the play. The plot was excellent and the cast honoured the plot and writers viewpoint very well.

Alex Dearden24th December

PLay was very good but, sat in the last stalls, see had trouble hearing properly.