The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest (Tour-Bath)

There's a distinct whiff of why in this uninspired production of The Importance of Being Earnest.

Lady Windermere's Fan (King's Head Theatre)
By Jane Martin

Lady Windermere's social circle is transplanted to the 1930s in this elegant production from Ruby In The Dust

The Importance of Being Earnest (Frinton)

Since Edith Evans' iconic performances, immortalised on film in the 1950s, the role of Lady Bracknell has become the lynch-pin of each new production of Wilde's comedy.

The Importance of Being Earnest (Harold Pinter Theatre)

Lucy Bailey's revival of Oscar Wilde's classic has a concept which doesn't quite work

Theatre highlights of the week: Nigel Havers, Rupert Everett and Noel Coward

A quieter week than normal in the West End, Chichester open their new Festival Theatre

David Suchet to play Lady Bracknell in West End Importance of Being Earnest

The production will be directed by Adrian Noble and open next summer

Michael Coveney: Bendy boosts the Barbican, Haymarket's Attraction proves Fatal

Confirmation of Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet causes a stir in the East End, while back in the West End Trevor Nunn's new screen-to-stager fails to hop

The Importance of Being Earnest (Bishop's Stortford)

Anne Morley-Priestman finds elements of Contexture's production lacking in consistency.

The Importance of Being Earnest
Gerald Barry's idiosyncratic take on Oscar Wilde's comedy of manners gets its UK premiere at the Royal Opera House, where it runs to 22 June