A Woman of No Importance at the Greenwich Playhouse
Galleon Theatre Company presents A Woman of No Importance, by Oscar Wilde, at the Greenwich Playhouse, in south London, from 14 Dec 2010 to 16 Jan 2011.
Directed by Bruce Jamieson.
In A Woman of No Importance, Wilde attacks the hypocrisy of a society which scorns and punishes women for their sexual misdemeanours but applauds men for theirs. The play centres on the publically damning revelation of Mrs. Arbuthnot's long-concealed secret (she conceived a child out of wedlock) and on her struggle to survive in a social order which values image above integrity. Wilde’s piercing satire exposes the duplicity of a culture which ostracises a woman for the consequences of an ill-advised sexual relationship but grants honours to the man in question.