2015, 148 min, 2K DCP, Wri. Oscar Wilde, Dir. Adrian Noble
"David Suchet leads a sparkling cast in this joyful Wilde revival... Laugh-loud funny!" - Dominic Maxwell, The Times
Don’t miss celebrated actor and Poirot star David Suchet as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s much loved masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest, filmed live at London’s Vaudeville Theatre. Directed by Adrian Noble (Amadeus, The King’s Speech, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), 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! Two bachelor friends, the adorable dandy Algernon Moncrieff (Philip Cumbus) and the utterly reliable John Worthing J.P., (Downton Abbey’s Michael Benz) lead double lives to court the attentions of the exquisitely desirable Gwendolyn Fairfax (Emily Barber) and Cecily Cardew (Imogen Doel). The gallants must then grapple with the riotous consequences of their deceptions – and with the formidable Lady Bracknell.