Vaudeville Theatre

404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH GB

A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance Tickets

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Booking from: Friday, 6 October 2017

Booking until: Saturday, 30 December 2017

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Booking from:
Friday, 6 October 2017

Booking until:
Saturday, 30 December 2017

The Oscar Wilde Season is the brainchild of the brilliant Dominic Dromgoole. Until recently the Artistic Director at Shakespeare's Globe theatre, his new theatre company Classic Spring is dedicated to showcasing some of the best British proscenium playwrights' ground-breaking plays, putting them on in the kind of theatre they were originally intended for.

Just as the Globe placed Shakespeare in his original setting, creating a whole lot more than the sum of the parts, this season takes four of the best satirical Wilde plays to the gorgeous Vaudeville theatre, letting modern audiences rediscover the glittering wit and bold social critique that the playwright was so famous for in a venue to match.

In Dromgoole's words, “It has always been my pleasure and privilege to support the voices of writers, whether new writers at the Bush, the Old Vic or the Globe, or Shakespeare, the mainspring of our theatre culture. This is a wonderful chance to present the work of more writers, who still speak to us piercingly and profoundly today."

What's the story? When an earnest young American woman Hester Worsley, a foolish fop of an English lord and an innocent young man join a particularly pretentious house party at the Hunstanton Estate, an event where the cream of society gossip about their contemporaries, chaos ensues. Lady Caroline Pontefract, a terrible snob, is busy patronising Hester, but little do the guests know that not far away, a woman is cradling a long buried secret.

Wilde’s famous blend of sharp wit and Ibsen-style drama created a vivid new theatrical voice back in his day. These days it's quite simply deliciously funny and wicked. After all, as Wilde says, ‘One can survive everything nowadays except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.’

A Woman of No Importance is directed by Dominic Dromgoole himself and stars the excellent Olivier award winning Eve Best, who gathered lots of critical acclaim for her roles in A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler. Tickets are on sale for Lady Windermere’s Fan, and the other two plays in the season are An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest.


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Theatre Address

Vaudeville Theatre
404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH GB

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Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Member of Q-Park scheme
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair/scooter access

Theatre Info

  • Capacity: 700
  • Year built: 1870

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