Oscar Wilde Season: Live - Encore Screening

The Regent in Christchurch will screen a short season of Oscar Wilde Live classics during 2018, which were recorded live on stage at London’s Vaudeville Theatre.

Opening the Season will be A Woman of No Importance (U) starring Anne Reid and Eleanor Bron on Wednesday 24 January 2.15pm & 7.15pm.

This will be followed on Monday 26 March 2.15pm & 7.15pm with a screening of Lady Windermere’s Fan. Further screenings in 2018 will include An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, with times and dates for these to be confirmed by the Regent.

Olivier award-winner Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler) and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) star in this new classically staged production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.

The first play from the Classic Spring Theatre Company’s Oscar Wilde Season, A Woman of No Importance was filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End on 28 November 2017 especially for the cinema screen.

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. First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today.

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