Classic Spring’s production of Oscar Wilde’s A Woman of No Importance embarks on a UK tour this autumn, following its success in London’s West End.
Artistic director Dominic Dromgoole directs a stellar cast, headed by Liza Goddard and Roy Hudd, in this major revival of one of Wilde’s rarely seen plays.
A Woman of No Importance was the opening production in Classic Spring’s celebrated Wilde season and marks the company’s first touring production.
It enjoyed both critical and commercial success in the West End (read Stage Review’s verdict HERE) and was much admired for piquantly evoking new layers of dramatic depth in Wilde’s work.
This production not only includes glittering Wildean wit but also a selection of classic music hall songs performed by the irrepressible Roy Hudd.
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.
Joining Goddard and Hudd are Emma Amos, Isla Blair, Katy Stephens, John Bett, Rachel Essex, Tom Jude, Georgia Landers and Mark Meadows.
Meg Coombs, Tim Gibson, Will Kelly and Paul Rider return from the original West End cast .
Classic Spring will also be presenting a spine-chilling double-bill of two of the greatest classics of Gothic imagination, Frankenstein and Dracula, which will both play in rep at the Hackney Empire from January 17 – February 16.
LISTING AND TOUR INFORMATION
September 5 – 14, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
September 16 – 21, Richmond Theatre
September 23 – 28, Theatre Royal, Brighton
October 1 – 5, Kings Theatre, Edinburgh
October 8 – 12, Cambridge Arts Theatre
October 21 – 26, Perth Theatre
October 28 – November 2, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
November 4 – 9, Theatre Royal, Norwich