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A Woman Of No Importance.
Year: - 2003.
Author: - Oscar Wilde.
Synopsis Or Review:
Oscar Wilde's A Woman Of No Importance returns to the Theatre Royal Haymarket, where it was premiered in 1893, for a strictly limited autumn season. Rupert Graves, Samantha Bond and Prunella Scales lead a first rate ensemble in this comedy of the classes, directed by Adrian Noble.
Set amidst the grandeur of an English country home, Wilde's deliciously witty satire lays bare the moral contradictions of Victorian society.
Previews are scheduled for 10th-15th September, with performances through to 31st January 2004.
Miss Bond is impressive as the pained mother who sacrifices her honour to protect her son, while the bitchy comedy delivered by Rupert Graves and Miss Pearce is always delicious.
Rupert Graves lends the stylish cad, Lord Illingworth, an epicene loucheness.
Graves is outstanding as the caddish dandy Lord Illingworth and Samantha Bond, dressed in mournful black delivers a fine performance with such vocal sharpness.
Rupert Graves is superb as Lord Illingworth, a louche, upper class rake.
Directed by the ex-Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Adrian Noble, it's a witty melodrama with a stellar cast headed by Rupert Graves as the attractive cad, Lord Illingworth.
It's when the play lurches into melodrama that Noble's staging takes off, chiefly because of a wonderful performance from Rupert Graves as Lord Illingworth.
A Woman Of No Importance was originally presented at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London on Tuesday the 19th of April 1983.
|Cast & Crew Information:
(In Oder of speaking).
Lady Caroline Pontefract - Caroline Clakiston.
Janet Hargreaves (Lady Hunstanton/Lady Caroline Pontefract/Alice).
Director - Adrian Noble.
Designer - Peter McKintosh.
Casting - Gillian Diamond.
Company Stage Manager - Simon Dodson.
Assistant Stage Manager - Emilie-Kate Owen.
Wardrobe Mistress - Dawn Thomas.
Dressers - Jan Johnson, Andy Keelan.