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Must end 30 December | The perfect family treat celebrating Oscar Wilde's ground-breaking work

An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long buried secret. Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama create a vivid new theatrical voice.

A Woman of No Importance is directed by Dominic Dromgoole and stars Olivier award winner Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler), Eleanor Bron (Help!, Alfie), William Gaunt (King Lear, The Crucible) and BAFTA nominated Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax).

Classic Spring is a new theatre company, formed by Dominic Dromgoole (former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre) to celebrate the bold and ground-breaking work of proscenium playwrights in the architecture for which they wrote.

Its first offering is an Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville, revolving around his four great Victorian plays, which shocked and redefined British theatre, and still resonate and refresh today. 

De Profundis, performed by Simon Callow, will run from 3-6 January, while Lady Windermere’s Fan starring Samantha Spiro, Kevin Bishop and Jennifer Saunders opens on 12 January.
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A Woman of No Importance critic reviews

5 reviews
"A confident opener to Classic Spring’s season"
20 Oct 2017
Anne Reid and Eleanor Bron are superb
20 Oct 2017
This revival is as witty and challenging as Wilde would have liked it.
20 Oct 2017
"A compelling start to Dominic Dromgoole’s Wilde season… the bar has been set high"
20 Oct 2017
"Wonderfully moving… Sublimely funny"
20 Oct 2017

A Woman of No Importance reviews

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14 May 2018

The play was beautiful, the scenery truly stunning and the cast amazing. Such a great show!

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8 Jan 2018

Fantastic performance. Great play.

Emma R
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1 Jan 2018

A thoroughly enjoyable play, with an excellent cast. Loved Anne Reid - perfect comic timing!

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31 Dec 2017

Never having read or seen this play pleased to be acquainted with it. Enjoyed parts of it more than others. Some of the monologues I found tedious, although they generally contained a nugget or two of Wilde's wit. The play as a whole seems unbalanced. The first act and the last act could have come from two different genres of drama. The cast was excellent and it was thought provoking to have a black actress as the young American. Pleased to have seen this production but not one of my favourite Wilde plays.

Andrew Edwards
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31 Dec 2017

We very much enjoyed seeing this play for the first time. Not Wilde's best play, perhaps, but full of wonderful wit and repartee, as always. Some very good acting and production, with excellent pacing, Main regret: we couldn't hear much of what two of the principal ladies, especially in Part Two, were saying. Others were very clear. In Wilde's plays, needless to say, every word is important.


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No refunds after booking. 

How Does It Work

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If you choose post - tickets are sent 5 days after purchase.

Suitable For Children

Age Guidance 8+

When Can I Go

6th October - 30th December 2017

Monday-Saturday: 7:30pm Thursday and Saturday: 2:30pm 

No Performances Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th December 2017.

Additional Matinee on Wednesday 27th December 2017 at 2:30pm

Where Do I Go

Vaudeville Theatre 

404 Strand, London WC2R 0NH

By Tube- Charing Cross (Northern, Bakerloo) Embankment (District, Circle)

By Bus- 1, 4 , 6, 9, 11, 13 , 15, 68, 76, 171, 176, 188.