Classic Spring is a new theatre company, formed by Dominic Dromgoole (former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre) to celebrate the bold and ground-breaking work of proscenium playwrights.

 Its first offering is an Oscar Wilde Season, featuring A Woman of No Importance (now playing) and Lady Windermere’s Fan starring Samantha Spiro, Kevin Bishop and Jennifer Saunders. An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest will be on sale later this year.

“Sublimely funny” (The Independent) and “compelling” (The Times), A Woman of No Importance has opened to ★★★★ rave reviews. Playing until 30 December at London’s Vaudeville Theatre, Dominic Dromgoole’s “fine revival” (Guardian) stars “brilliant” Eve Best (Daily Mail), “bewitching” Anne Reid (Observer) and “superb” Eleanor Bron (The Stage).

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Booking Number

0330 333 4814

Booking Until
Saturday 30 December

Tickets From

Show Times
Monday – Saturday, 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday, 2.30pm

Running Time
2hrs 30mins including one interval

Vaudeville Theatre

Age Recommendation

Classic Spring is a new theatre company, formed by Dominic Dromgoole (former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre) to celebrate the bold and ground breaking work of proscenium playwrights in the architecture for which they wrote.

Its first offering is an Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville, revolving around his four great Victorian plays, which shocked and redefined the British theatre, and still resonate and refresh today: A Woman of No Importance, Lady Windermere’s Fan, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest.

“What a treat”

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“The season is launched with a flourish”

Sunday Times
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“Wonderfully moving… Sublimely funny”

The Independent
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“Compassionate and emotionally engaging"

The Stage
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“A compelling start to Dominic Dromgoole’s Wilde season… the bar has been set high”

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“The evening will give you a real lift"

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“Elegant, full-blooded production"

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Eve Best
Eve BestMrs Arbuthnot
Anne Reid
Anne ReidLady Hunstanton
Eleanor Bron
Eleanor BronLady Caroline Pontefract
Crystal Clarke
Crystal ClarkeHester Worsley
Emma Fielding
Emma FieldingMrs Allonby
Dominic Rowan
Dominic RowanLord Illingworth
William Gaunt
William GauntVenerable Archdeacon Daubeny
Sam Cox
Sam CoxSir John Pontefract
Phoebe Fildes
Phoebe FildesLady Stutfield
Harry Lister Smith
Harry Lister SmithGerald Arbuthnot
William Mannering
William ManneringLord Alfred
Paul Rider
Paul RiderMr Kelvil
Sioned Jones
Sioned JonesEnsemble
Meg Coombs
Meg CoombsAlice
Will Kelly
Will KellyFarquar
Tim Gibson
Tim GibsonFrancis


Oscar WildeAuthor
Dominic DromgooleDirector
Jonathan FensomDesigner
Ben OrmerodLighting


Friday 6 October – Saturday 30 December

Monday – Saturday, 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday, 2.30pm

Running time: 2hrs 30mins including one interval

Age recommendation: 8+

Please be aware that the following performances will be filmed:
Saturday 25 November 2.30pm
Tuesday 28 November 7.30pm


Tickets from £19.50


All tickets include a £1.25 Theatre Restoration Levy


The Vaudeville Theatre is located on Strand, near to Covent Garden and Charing Cross in London’s West End. Below you can find information on how to get to the theatre and a map showing the location of the venue.

If you’re driving into the West End to see a show, take advantage of Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme saving 50% off off-street car parking charges for up to 24 hours. To qualify, simply present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at our box office and the car park machine will automatically charge you half price. For details of locations and prices please visit Q-Park’s website.

Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH.

10am – 8pm, Monday – Saturday.

NCP at Upper St Martins Lane Masterpark at Trafalgar Square

Charing Cross (Northern, Bakerloo lines) Embankment (District, Circle lines)

Bus Routes
1, 4 , 6, 9, 11, 13 , 15, 68, 76, 171, 176, 188