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First look at David Suchet as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest

Adrian Noble's production of Oscar Wilde's play opens at the Vaudeville in July

David Suchet as Lady Bracknell
(© Hugo Glendinning)

David Suchet will play Lady Bracknell in a West End revival of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest later this year.

The production, which will open at the Vaudeville Theatre on 1 July 2015 (previews from 24 June) following a short UK tour, will be helmed by former RSC artistic director Adrian Noble.

Suchet, best known for his long-running stint as Hercule Poirot on ITV, returns to the West End following recent starring roles in All My Sons and Long Day's Journey Into Night.

He is joined in the cast by Emily Barber, Michael Benz, Philip Cumbus, Imogen Doel, Michele Dotrice and Richard O'Callaghan.

Noble's recent directing credits include The Captain of Kopenick for the National and the screen-to-stage adaptation of The King's Speech.

The Importance of Being Earnest is produced by Kim Poster for Stanhope Productions and Nimax's Nica Burns.