The Importance Of Being Earnest London Tickets"
The Importance Of Being Earnest London Tickets
Regarded by many as the funniest comedy of all time, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest appears for an extended stay in London after a UK preview tour. To the delight of fans thirsty for biting satire and delicious wit, this is the show to see. Its satire of Victorian era upper-class values still resonates today, over 100 years after it was written. Starring David Suchet as the legendary Lady Bracknell, high society has never been so funny.
The Importance of Being earnest focuses on two friends, John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, who lead double lives. Jack has invented a character for himself called Ernest whom he uses when he wants to retreat to London and live the high life. He also proposes marriage to Gwendolyn Fairfax, who only knows him as Ernest. Algernon, with his own history of invention, hears of this ruse and pays a visit to Jack's ward, Cecily Cardew, as "Ernest" as well. When Jack returns from London with news that "Ernest" has died only to find Cecily smitten with Algernon, a fine mess ensues. Gwendolyn and Cecily both think they're engaged to the same Ernest, while Jack and Algernon must extricate themselves from an imbroglio of their own making and contend with Gwendolyn's mother, the fearsome Lady Bracknell.
The Importance of Being Earnest London tickets are available for its six-month long stint on the West End at the Vaudeville Theatre. It has been scheduled for a preview tour around the UK with appearances in Cambridge, Malvern, Southampton, Newcastle and Bath.
Appearing here as Lady Bracknell, David Suchet is best known for playing Agatha Christie's detective Poirot in the long-running TV series. This isn't the first time a male actor has played Lady Bracknell in a prominent production. Brian Bedford and Geoffrey Rush have also played her, Bedford having done both stage and film versions. In case you think Suchet isn't taking this seriously, he reports he's rehearsing in a corset. Suchet is a seven-time Olivier nominee; Director Adrian Noble is a 20 time Olivier nominee. The Importance of Being Earnest had its first ever showing on the West End, back in 1895.
The cast is led by Tony, Olivier and BAFTA nominee David Suchet, who plays a woman, the formidable Lady Bracknell. Also featured are Emily Barber as the posh Gwendolen Fairfax and Imogen Doel as the imaginative Cecily Cardew. The two male leads are performed by Michael Benz as "the respectable" Jack Worthing and Philip Cumbus as the witty Algernon Moncrieff. Additionally, Michele Dotrice and Richard O'Callaghan appear as Miss Prism and Canon Chasuble.
Written by Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest was the famous writer's crowning achievement in a career that produced such classic plays as Lady Windermere's Fan and An Ideal Husband. He also was a prolific prose writer, having written the enduring novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and several notable short stories and essays.
ProducersThe Importance of Being Earnest is produced by Kim Poster for Stanhope Productions, along with Nica Burns. Poster previously worked with star David Suchet on her productions All My Sons and A Long Day's Journey Into Night. Burns is co-owner of the Nimax Theatres group and in 2013 was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for her lifelong work in theatre."
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