A Woman Of No Importance
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.

Its first offering is an Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville, revolving around his four great Victorian plays, which shocked and redefined the British theatre, and still resonate and refresh today: A Woman of No Importance, Lady Windermere's Fan, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest.

An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siecle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long buried secret. Wilde's marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama create a vivid new theatrical voice.

'One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation'

A Woman of No Importance is directed by Dromgoole and stars Olivier award winning Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler).
"Wonderfully moving... Sublimely funny"
The Independent

"A top-notch cast make Oscar Wilde's witty lines sing"
Radio Times

"Anne Reid and Eleanor Bron are superb"
The Stage

"Absolutely riveting Eve Best and Dominic Rowan"

"A compelling start to Dominic Dromgoole's Wilde season... the bar has been set high"
The Times

"Best brings fierce emotional intensity in Dromgoole's fine revival"

"A production of exceptional craftsmanship"
Financial Times

"A confident opener to Classic Spring's season"
Broadway World


"Best is quite simply one of the best actresses we have at the moment"

"Best is magnificent, but so too are Rowan, Bron and Fielding, while Reid is just fabulous"
The Arts Desk

"Packed with humour"
British Theatre Guide

"Excellent and familiar…The casting is terrific"

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Type of production: Play

Opened: 06 October 2017

Booking until: 30 December 2017

Running time: To Be Confirmed

Prices: £26.00 - £72.00