‘An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. In A Woman of No Importance, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama created a vivid new theatrical voice’.
Full casting has been announced for a national tour of Oscar Wilde’s ‘A Woman of No Importance’.
Direct from a sell-out West End season, which opened in October 2017, the production will open at the Everyman Theatre Cheltenham prior to visiting Richmond, Brighton, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Perth, Guildford and Norwich.
The production was the first in Classic Spring’s celebrated Wilde season on the West End, and is the first to tour the UK.
Directed by Classic Spring’s Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole, this incredible production is sure to provoke laughter and tears wherever it goes.
Joining the previously announced Liza Goddard (Doctor Who), Roy Hudd (Broadchurch), Isla Blair (House of Cards, Johnny English Reborn, Made In Dagenham), Emma Amos Goodnight Sweetheart) and Katy Stephens (As You Like It & Anthony and Cleopatra for the RSC) are John Bett (A Very English Scandal), Rachel Essex (The Edge of Love), Tom Jude (Wilde Experience/The Sherlock Holmes Experience), Georgia Landers (Anna), Mark Meadows (Orpheus Descending, Quiz), and returning members from the original cast Meg Coombs (The Provoked Wife, Measure for Measure), Tim Gibson (Ways of Seeing), Will Kelly (Lovesong, The Suppliant Woman) and Paul Rider (Wise Children).
The production features design by Jonathan Fensom, lighting by Paul Russell, sound by Carolyn Downing and music by Jason Carr.
“Divinely decadent” (The Sunday Times), this “elegant, full-blooded production” (Sunday Express) “will give you a real lift” (Mail On Sunday).
With “effortless wit, wisdom and waspishness” (The Times), ‘A Woman of No Importance is “wonderfully moving… Sublimely funny” (The Independent).