Oscar Wilde’s much-loved classic play, The Importance Of Being Earnest, will be broadcast live to 350 cinemas across the UK and Ireland from London’s Vaudeville Theatre this Thursday (Oct 8).
Additional backstage footage and cast interviews will be exclusive to the cinema event – and one of those big-screens partaking is Cineworld MK.
Having just opened to critical acclaim with 4 star reviews gathered far and wide, the new production stars one of Britain’s best-known stage, screen and television actors, David Suchet (familiar to millions of TV viewers as the detective Hercule Poirot), who plays the role of the formidable Lady Bracknell.
David Suchet says: ‘I’m delighted that one of the finest plays in the English language will be broadcast live across the UK and Ireland on 8th October, entertaining theatre lovers and Oscar Wilde fans from Inverness to Ilfracombe and almost everywhere in between!
“We’re having tremendous fun with the play and look forward to sharing this with cinema audiences too.’
With its high farce and witty dialogue The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde’s most enduringly popular play and fizzes with wit as he delights in debunking social pretensions.
Two bachelor friends, aristocratic dandy Algernon Moncrieff and the most reliable John Worthing J.P., lead double lives to court the attentions of the desirable Gwendolyn Fairfax and Cecily Cardew.
The gallants must then grapple with the uproarious consequences of their ruse, and with the formidable Lady Bracknell.
Following a six week UK tour, The Importance Of Being Earnest opened at the Vaudeville Theatre on 1 July, and is directed by the multi-award winning Adrian Noble, a former Artistic Director of the RSC .
His extensive theatre credits range from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Palladium to Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf for the Theatre Royal, Bath and a myriad of acclaimed productions in between.