Wilde's play tells the much-loved story of two wealthy London bachelors, Jack and Algernon, stumbling in their quest to find love. As the plot unfolds, we see their elaborate creation of lies and façades falter under the scrupulous watch of the matronly Lady Bracknell.
Balogun (left) plays Algernon and Thompson (right) is Lady Bracknell
The Importance of Being Earnest, revived for the Vaudeville theatre by Director Michael Fentiman, is the final chapter of Classic Spring’s year-long Wilde season. With previous credits including productions of Titus Andronicus and The Taming of the Shew at the RSC, Fentiman is well placed to offer a fresh new take on Wilde's celebrated play.
For the 2018 adaptation, Olivier Award winning Sophie Thompson (Guys and Dolls, Company) takes on the role of the indomitable Lady Bracknell while stage and screen actor Jeremy Swift (The 39 Steps, Downton Abbey) tackles the role of the bumbling Reverend Canon Chasuble.
Fiona Button (The Split, Outcasts), Pippa Nixon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It), and Stella Gonet (The House of Eliott, Handbagged) all take to the stage, while younger stars Fehinti Balogun and Jacob Fortune-Lloyd play Algernon and Jack respectively. Balogun and Fentiman have worked together before on a production of In Arabia We’d All Be Kings, so we’re interested to see their chemistry translate to the Vaudeville stage.
As one of the most popular plays in the English canon, don’t 'bunbury' around as tickets will sell fast.
|What||The Importance of Being Earnest, Vaudeville Theatre|
|Where||Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Charing Cross (underground)|
20 Jul 18 – 20 Oct 18, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Website||Click here to book tickets|