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The Importance of Being Earnest - 2015 - West End

Written shortly before Wilde fell foul of society's unbending condemnation, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST fizzes with wit as he delights in debunking social pretensions. Two bachelor friends, upper crust dandy Algernon Moncrieff and the most reliable John Worthing J.P., lead double lives to court the attentions of the desirable Gwendolyn Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. The gallants must then grapple with the uproarious consequences of their ruse, and with the formidable Lady Bracknell.


Running Time: Two hours and 20 minutes, with one interval

Vaudeville Theatre

(London, )
404 Strand
London, WC2R 0NH

The Importance of Being Earnest West End Cast


by Michael Dale - October 31, 2015
David Suchet's talks about playing Lady Bracknell, a performance that will be seen for one night only in U.S. Cinemas.
by Carrie Dunn - October 1, 2015
New graduate Emily Barber has a pretty special West End debut - she's playing Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest, sharing the stage with the legendary David Suchet.
by Review Roundups - July 1, 2015
Don't miss national treasure and Poirot star David Suchet as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's much loved masterpiece THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, which opens tonight, 1 July 2015 at the Vaudeville Theatre London. Let's see what the critics had to say...
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015
The Importance of Being Earnest launches a UK tour at Theatre Royal Nottingham today, May 13, followed by stops in Cambridge, Malvern, Southampton, Newcastle and Bath before the show hits london.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015
As previously announced, David Suchet will star as 'Lady Bracknell' in Oscar Wilde's much loved and exhilarating masterpiece THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. Directed by Adrian Noble, the new production will open in the West End on July 1, 2015, with previews from June 24. Suchet recently told the Daily Mail that Goeffrey Rush and Brian Bedford's portrayals of the iconic character led him to take the role, but that he wants to play the lady 'straight.'