- Directed by:
- Dominic Dromgoole
- Eve Best; Anne Reid; Eleanor Bron; William Gaunt
- Release Date:
- United Kingdom
BBFC Consumer Advice:Very mild bad language, sex references, scenes of smoking.
Oscar Wilde Season LIVE: A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
A recording of a 2017 live performance of the Oscar Wilde drama in which the mother of an illegitimate son encounters the man who deserted her years earlier.
Olivier award-winner Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler) and BAFTAnominated actress Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) star in this new classically staged production of Oscar Wildes comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeares Globe. The first play from the Classic Spring Theatre Companys Oscar Wilde Season, A Woman of No Importance will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in Londons West End.
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. First performed in 1893, Oscar Wildes marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today.