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. Read more
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.