I doubt anyone could hope for a finer, more delicate production of this great play. It is genuinely funny in parts, full of melodramatic touches which are not silly but insightful, and incredibly moving when the final scenes play out. Davies is at the top of his game here- this is a symphony of theatrical pleasure. It should transfer to the West End and play and play. Producers should not be fearful of a good old-fashioned triumph.
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 with added material written by Simon Brett. One of Wilde’s most famous plays, The Importance Of Being Earnest lampoons the hypocrisies of Victoria England with two bachelor’s creating different identities in order to pursue two eligible young ladies. Please note that this is not the production that is about to play in the West End starring David Suchet. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST 2015 UK TOUR 10 September – 12 September 2015 Richmond Theatre 15 September – 19 September 2015 Milton Keynes Theatre 22 September – 26 September 2015 Orchard Theatre, Dartford 29 September – … Read more