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Oscar Wilde Season: The Importance Of Being Earnest

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  • Event times:
    • Start : 7.15pm
9th October
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A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays.

Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. This is the fourth and final play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company.

Michael Fentiman’s witty new production stars Olivier-Award winner and five-time Oliver-Award nominee Sophie Thompson (Guys and Dolls, Chichester/West End; Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Jeremy Swift (Downton Abbey, ITV), alongside Fiona Button (The Split, BBC), Pippa Nixon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, RSC) and Stella Gonet (House of Elliot, BBC; Handbagged, Hampstead Theatre/West End).


The live broadcast will finish at approximately 9.45pm, and includes a 15-minute interval

Tickets are £15.00 or £12.50 Concessions.

Please note that there is a 50p booking fee per transaction on the door, or £1 per transaction online or over the telephone.

Box Office will be open from 6:15pm on the evening of the Broadcast for tickets on the door.


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