Anne Reid is to play Lady Hunstanton in Oscar Wilde’s A Woman Of No Importance at The Vaudeville Theatre. The production to be directed by Dominic Dromgoole is the first in a year-long celebration of Oscar Wilde.
Most recently seen in the BBC’s Last Tango in Halifax for which she was BAFTA nominated, Anne’s extensive TV credits include Doc Martin, Poirot, Shameless, Dr Who, Upstairs Downstairs and Dinnerladies. Anne received a BAFTA nomination for her performance in The Mother and an Olivier Award nomination for her role in Epitaph for George Dillon.
Anne will be joined by Olivier Award-winner Eve Best,playing Mrs Arbuthnot.
Dominic Dromgoole, director, said: “It will be a delight to welcome Anne back to the London stage, since she has become an even more loved star with Last Tango in Halifax. She has long been one of my favourite actresses, and her performance in Peter Gill’s beautiful The York Realist was one of my greatest experiences in the theatre. It will also be nice to celebrate her recent successes as a cabaret performer by cutting her loose with a song or two from the Victorian songbook”.
A Woman Of No Importance is the first play in Classic Spring’s year long celebration of Oscar Wilde at the Vaudeville Theatre which will also see Lady Windermere’s Fan, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest staged.