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importanceofbeingearnestOscar Wilde’s much-loved classic play, The Importance Of Being Earnest, will be broadcast live to Ventnor Arts Club from London’s Vaudeville Theatre on Thursday 8 October 2015, with additional backstage footage and cast interviews exclusive to the cinema event.  

Having just opened to critical acclaim with 4 star reviews from The Guardian, The Times, The Evening Standard, Daily Mail, The Independent and The Stage, the new production stars one of Britain’s best-known stage, screen and television actors, David Suchet (familiar to millions of TV viewers as the detective Hercule Poirot), who plays the role of the formidable Lady Bracknell.

David Suchet says:

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“I’m delighted that one of the finest plays in the English language will be broadcast live across the UK and Ireland on 8th October, entertaining theatre lovers and Oscar Wilde fans from Inverness to Ilfracombe and almost everywhere in between!

“We’re having tremendous fun with the play and look forward to sharing this with cinema audiences too”.


Following a six week UK tour, The Importance Of Being Earnest opened at the Vaudeville Theatre on 1st July, and is directed by the multi-award winning Adrian Noble, a former Artistic Director of the RSC whose extensive theatre credits range from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Palladium to Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf for the Theatre Royal, Bath and a myriad of acclaimed productions in between.

The play also stars Emily Barber (Billy Liar, Cornelius, The Hired Man, Fiddler on the Roof and Orpheus & Eurydice), Michael Benz (Downton Abbey, Mike and Angelo, Little Lord Fauntleroy, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, As You Like It) and Philip Cumbus (A Touch Of Frost, My Hero, Hope and Glory and Our Brave Boys, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, The Macbeth, Much Ado about Nothing), among others.

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The Importance Of Being Earnest live by satellite from London’s Vaudeville Theatre on Thursday 8th October at 19:15. Running Time: 165 mins

For cinema tickets and more information visit www.ventnorartsclub.com.

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