Celebrating the plays of the past,
and their power to reveal the present.

A Woman Of No Importance

An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama create a vivid new theatrical voice

“Sublimely funny” (The Independent) and “compelling” (The Times), A Woman of No Importance was the first play in Classic Spring’s inaugural Oscar Wilde season, opening to a slew of ★★★★ rave reviews. Playing at London’s Vaudeville Theatre, Dominic Dromgoole’s “fine revival” (Guardian) starred the “brilliant” Eve Best (Daily Mail), “bewitching” Anne Reid (Observer) and “superb” Eleanor Bron (The Stage).

A compassionate and engaging revival; the perfect celebration of Oscar Wilde's ground-breaking work, showing how more than a century on, Wilde still strikes to the heart of social scandal.

“The season is launched with a flourish” (The Sunday Times)

“★★★★ What a treat”
- Daily Mail
“★★★★ 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
“★★★★ The evening will give you a real lift”
- Mail on Sunday
“★★★★ Elegant, full-blooded production”
- Sunday Express

EVE BEST

MRS ARBUTHNOT

EVE BEST

ANNE REID

LADY HUNSTANTON

ANNE REID

ELEANOR BRON

LADY CAROLINE PONTEFRACT

ELEANOR BRON

CRYSTAL CLARKE

HESTER WORSLEY

CRYSTAL CLARKE

EMMA FIELDING

MRS ALLONBY

EMMA FIELDING

DOMINIC ROWAN

LORD ILLINGWORTH

DOMINIC ROWAN

WILLIAM GAUNT

REV DAUBENY

SAM COX

SIR JOHN PONTEFRACT

SAM COX

PHOEBE FILDES

LADY STUTFIELD

PHOEBE FILDES

HARRY LISTER SMITH

GERALD ARBUTHNOT

HARRY LISTER SMITH

WILLIAM MANNERING

LORD ALFRED

WILLIAM MANNERING

PAUL RIDER

MR KELVIL

PAUL RIDER

MEG COOMBS

ALICE

MEG COOMBS

TIM GIBSON

FRANCIS

TIM GIBSON

SIONED JONES

ENSEMBLE

SIONED JONES

WILL KELLY

FARQUAR

WILL KELLY

DOMINIC DROMGOOLE

DIRECTOR

JONATHAN FENSOM

SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER

JASON CARR

MUSIC SUPERVISOR

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