A Woman of No Importance
This is a theatre screening.
Olivier award-winner Eve Best (Hedda Gabler) and BAFTA-nominated 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. An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de sicle fools and grotesques. Nearby lives a woman cradling a long-buried secret. First performed in 1893, Wildes marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice that continues to resonate today.