Casting update for A Woman Of No Importance at the Haymarket Theatre from 10 Sep 03


Casting update for A Woman Of No Importance at the Haymarket Theatre from 10 Sep 03

Futher casting has been announced for A Woman Of No Importance by Oscar Wilde, which opens at the Haymarket Theatre on 16 Sep 03, following previews from 10 Sep 03, and booking to 24 Jan 04.

Prunella Scales (Lady Hunstanton ) and Samantha Bond (Mrs Arbuthnot) are to join Rupert Graves (Lord Illingworth ) and Rachel Stirling.

Prunella Scales' London stage credits include "The Editing Process" at the Royal Court in 1994; "The Birthday Party" at the Piccadilly Theatre in 1999; "The Day in the Death of Joe Egg" at the Comedy & New Ambassadors in 2001; and most recently "Too Far to Walk" at the King's Head last year.

Samantha Bond's London stage credits include "Three Tall Women" at the Wyndham's in 1995; "The End of the Earth" at the Cottesloe, NT in 1996; "Amy's View" at the Lyttelton, NT & Aldwych Theatres in 1997;"The Memory of Water" at the Vaudeville in 1999;"Dinner With Friends" at the Hampstead in 2001; "The Vagina monologues" at the New Ambassadors in 2002; and most recently "Macbeth" at the Albery in 2003.

In this play, directed by Adrian Noble, Lord Illingworth , who is rakish, attractive and utterly amoral, dismisses Mrs Arbuthnot as A Woman Of No Importance but still aims to employ the impressionable Gerald Arbuthnot as his secretary. What he doesn’t know is that Gerald is also his own son – the product of a fling he had with Mrs Arbuthnot. When Illingworth makes a move to seduce Gerald’s fiancée, Mrs Arbuthnot decides that enough is enough…

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