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Classic Spring Theatre Company

Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: A Woman of No Importance Encore Broadcast

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 as an encore to The Maltings from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End with an EXCLUSIVE introduction for Cinema audiences! Director, Dominic Dromgoole and Oscar Wilde's grandson, Merlin Holland, will introduce the play giving fasciniting insights about the playwright, the play and the Vaudevill Theatre.

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. 

"One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation" - Oscar Wilde

Mrs Arbuthnot |  Eve Best
Lady Hunstanton |  Anne Reid
Lady Caroline Pontefract | Eleanor Bron
Reverend Daubeny | William Gaunt
Year: 2017
The Maltings Theatre & Cinema is operated by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust Registered Charity No: 701194