Wilde play to be shown live

One of Oscar Wilde’s most famous plays is to be sent live to the Alnwick Playhouse next week.

The Importance of Being Earnest is to be broadcast live to 350 cinemas across the UK and Ireland from the Vaudeville Theatre.

Wilde’s superb satire on Victorian manners is one of the funniest plays in the English language – the delightful repartee and hilarious piercing of hypocrisy and pomposity will make you laugh out loud.

Directed by Adrian Noble, the new production was well received by critics and starred celebrated actor and Poirot star David Suchet as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece, which is being broadcast live to cinemas from the London theatre.

Commenting on the broadcast, which will feature additional footage and cast interviews, David said: “I’m delighted that one of the finest plays in the English language will be broadcast live across the UK and Ireland on October 8, entertaining theatre lovers and Oscar Wilde fans from Inverness to Ilfracombe and almost everywhere inbetween

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

The production also stars Emily Barber, Michael Benz, Philip Cumbus, Imogen Doel, Michele Dotrice and Richard O’Callaghan.

The event will be streamed live to the Alnwick Playhouse on Thursday, October 8, at 7.15pm.

The show will run for two hours and 45 minutes with two 15-minute intervals.

Tickets are £16.50 premier, £15.50 standard, £14.50 conc and £10 for child/student.

Tickets at www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk or 01665 510 785.