It’s been a trying week, watching and – even worse – listening to grown men and women squirm and cavort in the increasingly desperate hope that they might inspire us to like them, or perhaps pity them, enough to vote for them. 986 more words
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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, Tuesday 21st October, 2014
A glance at the cast list for this touring production leads one to think, ungallantly, that they’re all a bit, well, long in the tooth for Oscar Wilde’s comedy about a pair of young Lotharios. 369 more words
Lucy Bailey’s re-imagining of Oscar Wilde’s classic play comes to Richmond Theatre direct from the West End and a short tour which has stopped at Bath, Brighton, Aylesbury, and finally comes to a stop at Birmingham next week. 420 more words
This comedy classic that the author described as ‘a trivial comedy for serious people’ which, under all the witty wordplay, is an attack on the hypocrisy and double standards prevalent in the society of the day clearly irking Wilde. 425 more words
Review of The Importance of Being Earnest, (LINKED) directed by Lucy Bailey is now up. This version sets the play within the frame of an Amateur Dramatic company of ageing actors rehearsing the play with a star cast including Martin Jarvis, Nigel Havers and Sian Phillips.