How appropriate it is, in a play all about the living of double lives and putting different versions of ourselves on display, for the most showy female role (and one of the most famous in all of theatrical comedy) to be played by a revered senior actor David Suchet. A global celebrity thanks to his quarter of a century association with Agatha Christie's Poirot on television, he now swaps the dapper signature moustache for rouge to play Lady Bracknell — and she's nothing to do... Read more
Cast includes David Suchet. Written shortly before Wilde fell foul of society's unbending condemnation, The Importance of Being Earnest delights in debunking social pretensions. Two bachelor friends, upper crust dandy Algernon Moncrieff and the most reliable John Worthing J.P., lead double lives to court the attentions of the desirable Gwendolyn Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. The gallants must then grapple with the uproarious consequences of their ruse, and with the formidable Lady Bracknell.