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)