A Woman of No Importance
A Woman of No Importance (2018)
Genres: Theater, event cinema
Distributor: More2Screen
Release Date: 22.1.2018
Length: 2h 30 min
Rating: Excempt

Oscar Wilde Season Live: A Woman of No Importance

Olivier award-winner Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler) and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) star in this new classically staged production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. The first play from the Classic Spring Theatre Company’s Oscar Wilde Season, A Woman of No Importance will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End.

An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today.

Key Oscar Wilde quote for the play is "One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation".

A Woman of No Importance - cast: Eve Best (Mrs Arbuthnot), Anne Reid (Lady Hunstanton), Eleanor Bron (Lady Caroline Pontefract), Crystal Clarke (Hester Worsley), Emma Fielding (Mrs Allonby), Dominic Rowan (Lord Illingworth), Harry Lister Smith (Gerald Arbuthnot), William Gaunt (Reverend Daubeny).

Author Oscar Wilde; Director Dominic Dromgoole; Set & Costume Designer Jonathan Fensome.

In English; also subtitles in English.