The Importance of Being Earnest 2018

Ages: 8+
Opened: July 20, 2018
Closing: October 20, 2018

The Importance of Being Earnest - 2018 - West End History , Info & More

‘It is very romantic to be in love. The very essence of romance is uncertainty’

Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Don’t miss the final instalment of Classic Spring’s ‘deliciously charming’ (Sunday Times) Oscar Wilde Season.

Michael Fentiman’s witty new production stars Olivier-Award winner and five-time Oliver-Award nominee Sophie Thompson (Guys and Dolls, Chichester/West End; Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Jeremy Swift (Downton Abbey, ITV), alongside Fiona Button (The Split, BBC), Pippa Nixon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, RSC) and Stella Gonet (House of Elliot, BBC; Handbagged, Hampstead Theatre/West End).

The Importance of Being Earnest - 2018 - West End Cast

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Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Will Come To Cinemas This Autumn
by Stephi Wild - August 15, 2018

More2Screen is delighted to announce that Classic Spring's production of Oscar Wilde's quintessential English comedy The Importance of Being Earnest will be broadcast live from the West End to over 440 cinemas across the UK and Ireland on Tuesday 9 October 2018.

Review Roundup: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Vaudeville Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - August 3, 2018

Oscar Wilde's comedy classic, The Importance of Being Earnest opened this week at the Vaudeville Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say!

BWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Vaudeville Theatre
by Marianka Swain - August 3, 2018

Classic Spring's year-long season ends with Wilde gone wild: a free love riot that yanks the homosexual subtext into text, with everyone from masters and servants to, er, the long-lost brothers sharing snogs and cigarettes. The famous passive aggressive tea party turns into a food fight, and even Lady Bracknell is at the sherry.

BWW Interview: Jeremy Swift Talks THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Marianka Swain - August 2, 2018

Jeremy Swift is well known to TV audiences as Septimus Spratt on Downton Abbey. On the big screen, he's appeared in Polanski's Oliver Twist and Altman's Gosford Park, and will shortly be seen in Mary Poppins Returns. He's currently playing Reverend Chasuble in The Importance of Being Earnest at the Vaudeville Theatre, which opens tonight.

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The Importance of Being Earnest has had 17 productions including Broadway which opened in 1902, Broadway which opened in 1910, Broadway which opened in 1921, Broadway which opened in 1926, Broadway which opened in 1939, Broadway which opened in 1947, Broadway which opened in 1977, Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, Off-Broadway which opened in 1996, Off-Broadway which opened in 2002, Off-Broadway which opened in 2003, Off-Broadway which opened in 2008, Broadway which opened in 2011, West End which opened in 2012, West End which opened in 2015, West End which opened in 2018 and West End which opened in 2022.

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