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... Read more
The Importance of Being Earnest Harold Pinter Theatre 2014
Cast: Nigel Havers, Sian Phillips, Rosalind Ayres, Niall Buggy, Martin Jarvis, Christine Kavanagh, Cherie Lunghi. . Follows the story of two upper class bachelors, Algernon Moncrieff and John Worthing, who both create alternative identities in order to persue their intended love interests.
Something quite astonishing hits the audience, metaphorically speaking, as this version of ‘The Importance of Earnest’ begins – the site of Nigel Havers entering the stage wearing bright red Nike trainers (or sneakers for our American readers)! What’s more, he is totally in character!! Oscar Wilde set the play in the late Victorian era, so why then the Nike trainers, one might ask. We also see... Read more