A Woman of No Importance at Vaudeville Theatre tickets
A Woman of No Importance at Vaudeville Theatre tickets

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Overview

A Woman of No Importance arrives at the Vaudeville Theatre as part of the sensational Oscar Wilde Season. Imbued with all Wilde’s characteristic wit and charm the play explores status, gender and class amidst the high jinks of a glamorous Victorian house party on the turn of the century.

The play follows Gerald Arbuthnot a young aspiring gentleman who is called into the service of the brilliant but disreputable Lord Illingworth. His admirer, a young American heiress, is pleased to see her ambitious paramour ascend the ranks of society. But soon the frivolity of the party will be in jeopardy as the true identity of Lord Illingworth is revealed by Arbuthnot's mother, played by the Olivier Award-winning actress Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler).

Further casting includes Anne Reid, Eleanor Bron, William Gaunt, Emma Fielding, Dominic Rowan, Crystal Clarke, Harry Lister-Smith, Sam Cox, William Mannering, Paul Rider and Phoebe Fildes.

Wilde’s deft use of language is never so evident, the fast flowing quips coupled with the intricately unfolding drama of the piece make this play a joyous mechanism to behold.

The piece will be produced by Classic Spring, a new theatre company set up by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. The company’s goal is to honour the incredible and innovative work of proscenium playwrights within the traditional framework for which they wrote.

A Woman of No Importance will be staged as part of the Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville Theatre. The piece will be presented alongside some of Wilde’s most revolutionary Victorian plays that shook the foundations of British theatre, given bold new life by Dromgoole’s company.

Other exciting works in the season include Lady Windermere’s Fan, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest. Tickets for a A Woman of No Importance at the Vaudeville Theatre are available for performances from the 6th October to 30th December 2017.

Recommended for

Fans of Wilde's inimitable writing should not miss the chance to get tickets to this witty progressive tale on the Vaudeville stage.

Age Recommendations: 10+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 06 Oct 2017
Booking from: 29 Dec 2017
Booking until: 30 Dec 2017

Location and map

Vaudeville Theatre
The Strand
London, WC2R 0NH

14 Reviews Add review

I know the play quite well, having seen other productions (and I even studied it at school years ago!), so it was interesting and ... More

alisonb 5'8", 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

‘A Woman of No Importance’ was a play by Oscar Wilde that I wasn’t that familiar with. I found it slightly dated in terms of the ... More

joc78 5"4, 269 reviews, 4 helpful votes

This show was very funny, very clever and strangely feminist. The acting was excellent.

emilydiver 5"0, 206 reviews, 14 helpful votes

Eve Best was very good as Mrs Arbuthnot but Anne Reid absolutely stole the show as Lady Hunstanton, especially with her little mus... More

claremcsheaffrey 5'2, 12 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A period piece with some good solid acting. Broadcast live to cinemas on this night, one remote camera located front centre row on... More

iany 5"10, 12 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Though the play itself isn't strong, and probably the weakest of Wilde's, the production was excellent in terms of performances an... More

londontheatrefan 5'4", 183 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Very slow start, but excellent second act. The cast is superb, especially Eve Best and Anne Reid. Lovely costumes and set, quite f... More

sondheimkid 170, 152 reviews, 25 helpful votes

hayleyculverhouse 5"5, 184 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Really enjoyable play - particularly liked Eve Best's wonderful performance.

palelylaura 5'10", 101 reviews, 8 helpful votes