Anne Reid to Star in London Woman of No Importance

London News   Anne Reid to Star in London Woman of No Importance
The Last Tango in Halifax star will return to the London stage as part of a year-long celebration of Oscar Wilde’s work.
Anne Reid
Anne Reid BBC

Olivier Award nominee Anne Reid is set to star as Lady Hunstanton in Oscar Wilde’s A Woman of No Importance at Vaudeville Theatre this fall. The show will kick off Classic Spring’s year-long celebration of Wilde’s work at the London theatre.

Former artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe and now at the helm of Classic Spring, Dominic Dromgoole will direct the production. Performances will run October 6–December 30.

Reid is known for her performances on BBC’s Last Tango in Halifax, The Mother, and Epitah for George Dillon.

“It will be a delight to welcome Anne back to the London stage, since she has become an even more loved star with Last Tango in Halifax,” commented Dromgoole in a statement. “She has long been one of my favorite actresses, and her performance in Peter Gill’s beautiful The York Realist was one of my greatest experiences in the theatre. It will also be nice to celebrate her recent successes as a cabaret performer by cutting her loose with a song or two from the Victorian songbook.”

Olivier Award winner Eve Best will play Mrs. Arbuthnot.

A Woman of No Importance will feature design by Jonathan Fensom and lighting by Ben Ormerod.

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