The Original Theatre Company will present a UK tour of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest in 2018. Starting at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford on 24 January 2018 the show will star Gwen Taylor (Coronation Street, Calendar Girls UK Tour) as Lady Bracknell alongside Susan Penhaligon (Cabaret UK Tour, Upstairs Downstairs) as Miss Prism. Oscar Wilde’s greatly admired and much loved comedy The Importance Of Being Earnest follows Jack Worthing’s endeavours to marry Algernon’s cousin, the beautiful Gwendolen. But first he must convince the fearsome Lady Bracknell of his respectability. Wilde’s classic play looks at the clash of town and country in a story of romance, identity, perambulators and capacious handbags. The Importance Of Being Earnest will be directed by The Original Theatre Company’s Artistic Director, Alastair Whatley, with set and costume designs by Gabriella Slade, sound and music by Giles Thomas and lighting by Alan Valentine. The … Read more
It was fascinating to hear the animated discussion in the auditorium, in the intervals or scene breaks, about the identity of the murderer(s) (not to give anything away, you know) and there was an audible gasp from many when the final revelation came. It is rare indeed – and an indication of the success of the piece – to witness this level of genuine engagement between stage and audience. Gravitas comes from a detached but dead-accurate performance from Paul Nicholas and Ben Nealon’s welcome brio is the pulse of the play.
CLICK FOR AND THEN THERE WERE NONE TICKET INFORMATION AND TOUR DATES BELOW This year marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of the ‘Queen of Crime’, Agatha Christie, and the 10th anniversary of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company. To mark both occasions, her most popular and best-selling thriller And Then There Were None, is returning to the stage for a UK tour. The world’s best-selling mystery ever, And Then There Were None has sold over 100 million copies to date. Widely considered to be Christie’s masterpiece, her own stage adaptation of this dark and captivating tale will thrill and enthral, as murder unfolds… A group of 10 strangers is lured to a remote island off the coast of Devon. Upon arrival it is discovered that their host, an eccentric millionaire, is missing. At dinner a recorded message is played accusing each of them in turn of having a guilty … Read more