A Woman of No Importance
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.
Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama create a vivid new theatrical voice.
A Woman of No Importance is directed by Dominic Dromgoole and stars Olivier award winner Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler), Eleanor Bron (Help!, Alfie), William Gaunt (King Lear, The Crucible) and BAFTA nominated Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax).
Classic Spring is a new theatre company, formed by Dominic Dromgoole (former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre) to celebrate the bold and ground-breaking work of proscenium playwrights in the architecture for which they wrote. Its first offering is an Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville, revolving around his four great Victorian plays, which shocked and redefined British theatre, and still resonate and refresh today.
A Woman of No Importance Reviews
"Wonderfully moving… Sublimely funny"
"A top-notch cast make Oscar Wilde’s witty lines sing"
"Anne Reid and Eleanor Bron are superb"
"Absolutely riveting Eve Best and Dominic Rowan"
"A compelling start to Dominic Dromgoole’s Wilde season… the bar has been set high"
"Best brings fierce emotional intensity in Dromgoole’s fine revival"
"A production of exceptional craftsmanship"
"A confident opener to Classic Spring’s season"