THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

A fresh take on Wilde’s ‘comic masterpiece’ (Guardian), Michael Fentiman’s ‘hilarious’ adaptation of The Importance of Being Earnest breathes ‘new and vital’ life (WhatsOnStage) into ‘one of the most immaculately crafted stage comedies of all time’ (The Stage).

Olivier-Award winner Sophie Thompson ‘triumphantly tackles’ Lady Bracknell’s infamous “Handbag” (Arts Desk), while Stella Gonet’s Miss Prism ‘utterly convinces’ alongside Jeremy Swift, who hits ‘all the right notes’ as Rev. Chasuble (WhatsOnStage).

Fiona Button is ‘bright’ and ‘engaging’ as Cecily (Time Out), dovetailing perfectly with Pippa Nixon’s ‘excellent’ Gwendolyn (Broadway World); while Jacob Fortune-Lloyd is ‘perfect’ as Jack (The Times) opposite Fehinti Balogun’s ‘glorious’ and ‘sexy as hell’ Algernon (WhatsOnStage). 2 hours of comic bliss!

‘Brilliantly funny’ (Times) and ‘charming’ (Evening Standard) in equal measure, don’t miss the ‘magnificent’ (Sunday Times) final instalment of Classic Spring’s critically acclaimed Oscar Wilde Season. Book tickets while you can!

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Booking Number

0330 333 4814

Booking Until
Saturday 20 October 2018

Tickets From
£19.50

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

Running Time
2hrs 10mins including one interval

Theatre
Vaudeville Theatre

Age recommendation
8+

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.

‘Launched with a flourish’ (The Sunday Times), Classic Spring’s Oscar Wilde Season promises to cast new light on Wilde’s ground-breaking work, showing how more than a century on, he still strikes to the heart of social scandal.

'A MASTERPIECE OF SPARKLING WIT'

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'BRILLIANTLY FUNNY'

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'MAGNIFICENT'

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'CHARMING'

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'TRIUMPHANT'

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Cast

Fehinti Balogun
Fehinti Balogun
Geoffrey Freshwater
Geoffrey Freshwater
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd
Sophie Thompson
Sophie Thompson
Pippa Nixon
Pippa Nixon
Stella Gonet
Stella Gonet
Fiona Button
Fiona Button
Tim Gibson
Tim Gibson
Jeremy Swift
Jeremy Swift
Matt Crosby
Matt Crosby
Meg Coombs
Meg Coombs
Alana Ramsey
Alana Ramsey

PERFORMANCES

Friday 20 July 2018 – Saturday 20 October 2018

Tuesday – Saturday, 7.30pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 2.30pm

Running time: 2hrs 10mins including one interval

Age recommendation: 8+

Please be aware that the following performances will be filmed:
Saturday 6 October 2018, 2.30pm
Tuesday 9 October 2018, 7.30pm

TICKETS

Tickets from £19.50

NO BOOKING FEE

All tickets include a £1.50 Theatre Restoration Levy

GROUPS

8+ GROUP RATE

Band A reduced to £39.50. Valid Tuesday to Thursday evenings and midweek matinees.

12+ GROUP RATE

Band A reduced to £35.00. Valid Tuesday to Thursday evenings and midweek matinees.

SCHOOLS

8+ EDUCATION RATE

Bands B & C reduced to £19.50. Valid Tuesday to Friday evenings and midweek matinees.

To book a group, call us on +44 (0)330 333 4817 or email groups@nimaxtheatres.com

Why not make your group visit even more special with our optional extras? Please ask for details.

AFTERNOON TEA PACKAGE

Enjoy Champagne afternoon tea in the Oscar Wilde Lounge at Hotel Cafe Royal and a Band A ticket for £82.50
For more info CLICK HERE and to BOOK CLICK HERE

VISITING THE VENUE

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. Save 50% off parking with Q-Park (after 12pm and for up to 4 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.

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

10am – 6pm, Monday

10am – 8pm, Tuesday – Saturday.

Parking
NCP at Upper St Martins Lane Masterpark at Trafalgar Square

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

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