New Production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest to Open in West End, Followed by National Tour
21 Mar 2014
A new production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is to begin performances June 27 at the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre, prior to an official opening July 17, for a run through Sept. 20. It will tour to Bath, Brighton, Aylesbury, Richmond and Birmingham.
Presented by The Bunbury Company of Players, Lucy Bailey will direct a cast that includes Rosalind Ayres, Niall Buggy, Martin Jarvis, Christine Kavanagh, Cherie Lunghi and Siân Phillips.
The production is designed by William Dudley. The company writer is Jeremy Brett.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.