A Woman of No Importance

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Set in the nineteenth century, Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance follows a group of guests at party at Lady Hunstanton's estate in the lavish English countryside. The party's guests, which include the widow Mrs Arbuthnot, her son Gerald and American outsider Hester,  uncover truths about themselves and each other that will alter their lives forever.  

Wilde's story explores class, family and double standards towards women as the guests grapple with unexpected visitors, their selfish actions and intentions. The play tackles the themes of money, which, as aristocrats, they consider an unlimited resource, and the innocence of the play's younger characters. 

The piece was originally produced at the Haymarket Theatre in 1893, and followed the success of Wilde's play Lady Windermere's Fan​. 


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Oscar Wilde
Dominic Dromgoole
Cast list:
Eve Best, Eleanor Bron (Lady Caroline Pontefract), William Gaunt (The Venerable Archdeacon Daubeny DD)

Vaudeville Theatre

404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH
Nearest tube:
Charing Cross

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No, A Woman of No Importance isn't a stage biography of Theresa May. Rather, it is Oscar Wilde's 1893 play that inaugurates a new, year-long season dedicated to his work that will be followed by productions of Lady Windermere's Fan, The Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband.

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Anne Reid
Anne Reid joins Eve Best in cast of A Woman of No Importance
Friday, July 28, 2017

Actress Anne Reid will join Eve Best in the West End production of A Woman of No Importance, the first production in Dominic Dromgoole’s year-long Oscar Wilde season. A Woman of No Importance will run at the Vaudeville Theatre in London from 6th October to 20th December 2017. Oscar Wilde’s play is about members of the English upper classes who attend a party at a countryside estate. The guests include a widow, her son, and an American visitor.

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