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The Importance of Being Earnest - 2018 - West End

‘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 West End Cast


by BWW News Desk - 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.
by Review Roundups - 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!
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.
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.