The Importance of Being Earnest


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, May 1, 2016 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Oscar Wilde Season
Run Time:2 hours, 13 minutes (including intermission)


A brilliantly funny and charming new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” — filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End — is coming to the big screen.

Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how the course of true love is anything but smooth, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. 

Michael Fentiman’s absolutely hilarious adaptation stars Olivier Award-winner Sophie Thompson and Jeremy Swift, alongside Fiona Button, Pippa Nixon and Stella.

This is the magnificent final instalment of Classic Spring’s critically-acclaimed Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright.

“A masterpiece of sparkling wit.” — What’s On Stage

“Brilliantly funny.” — The Times

“Charming.” — Evening Standards

“A Wilde night at Oscar’s!” — The Express

“Magnificent!” — Sunday Times