Widely considered one of the funniest plays in English, Wilde’s much loved masterpiece The Importance Of Being Earnest throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays.
The Importance Of Being Earnest plays as part of Classic Spring’s celebratory Oscar Wilde season at the Vaudeville. Classic Spring is a new theatre company, formed by Dominic Dromgoole (former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre) to celebrate the bold and ground breaking work of proscenium playwrights in the architecture for which they wrote.
“It is very romantic to be in love. The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” The Importance Of Being Earnest sees Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners.
Launched with a flourish (The Sunday Times), Classic Spring’s Oscar Wilde Season promises to cast new light on Wilde’s ground-breaking work, showing how more than a century on, he still strikes to the heart of social scandal. The Importance Of Being Earnest is part of a line-up including other Wildean classics such as A Woman Of No Importance, Lady Windermere’s Fan and An Ideal Husband.