A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End on December 19, including Nicosia.
Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling displays. 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.
Michael Fentiman’s witty new production stars Olivier-Award-winner Sophie Thompson and Downton Abbey’s Jeremy Swift alongside Fiona Button from BBC’s The Split, Pippa Nixon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, RSC) and Stella Gonet (Handbagged, Hampstead Theatre/West End).
A long-standing play, well-received and popular across the globe was the author’s career climax yet simultaneously signalled his downfall as Wilde’s sexuality was revealed when his male lover aimed to create havoc. When the news broke, Wilde was imprisoned. Nonetheless, the play’s popularity gradually resurfaced and in today’s modern and definitely more accepting times The Importance of Being Earnest is still one of the most known English plays.
Oscar Wilde’s The importance of Being Earnest
Live broadcast from Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. December 19. Pantheon Cinema Theatre, Nicosia. 8pm. Tel: 22-675787