Whilst Wilde’s intelligent witticisms are successfully displayed here, and despite there being some good performances, ‘A Woman of No Importance’ feels far too long, and a sense of momentum and buzz is missing.
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Jennifer Saunders is to play the Duchess of Berwick in Kathy Burke’s eagerly anticipated production of Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windemere’s Fan
Anne Reid is to play Lady Hunstanton in Oscar Wilde’s A Woman Of No Importance at The Vaudeville Theatre.
The Picture Of Dorian Gray Trafalgar Studios 2 20 January 2016 2 Stars Buy Tickets This adaptation restores passages from Wilde’s original manuscript, which were censored from the novel as a result of scandal amongst his contemporaries. Rather than a daring display of unbarred moral putrefaction, however, this production offers a tame and uninspiring taste […]
Sadly this fine adaptation has a very brief run – I do hope another theatre can be persuaded to allow us to experience this play with this cast once more – and soon…..It deserves to be seen for its own qualities, for the fresh insights it brings to a work we think we know all […]
Following its run in the West End, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance Of Being Earnest will embark on a tour of the UK in late 2015. With a cast including Nigel Havers, Sian Philips, and Christine Kavanagh performing as The Bunbury Company Of Players, this new production is directed by Lucy Bailey, designed by William Dudley […]
Lucy Bailey has presided over a fraud – this is not Wilde’s play and it doesn’t pretend to be when you are in your expensive seat. But to lure you to pay for the ticket, it masquerades as Wilde’s wonderfully witty and practically perfect play.
In the first of our Tales From The Dressing Room series, Penelope Keith chats candidly to JBR about the changes in the industry since her training. “Come in, come in. Welcome to the most elegant dressing room in the West End.” How could it not be? This is, after all, the famed Dressing Room No. […]