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A Woman Of No Importance.

Production Information:

Year: - 2003.

Author: - Oscar Wilde.
Director: - Adrian Noble.
Venue: - Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Rupert Graves: - Lord Illingworth.

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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.
Theatre World.

Rupert Graves lends the stylish cad, Lord Illingworth, an epicene loucheness.
The Guardian.

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.
The Spectator.

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.
The Times.

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.
The Sunday Times.

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.
Hester Worsley - Rachael Stirling.
Sir John Pontefract - Ralph Nossek.
Lady Hunstanton - Prunella Scales.
Gerald Arbuthnot - Julian Ovenden.
MrsAllonby - Joanne Pearce.
Lady Stutfield - Elizabeth Garvie.
Mr Kelvil M.P. - John Normington.
Lord Illingworth - Rupert Graves.
Lord Alfred Rufford - Jasper Jacob.
Francis - Richard Teverson.
Mrs Arbuthnot - Samantha Bond.
Archdeacon Daubeny - Peter Cellier.
Farquhar - Richard Syms.
Alice - Sharon Scogings.


Janet Hargreaves (Lady Hunstanton/Lady Caroline Pontefract/Alice).
Jasper Jacob (Lord Illingworth).
Emilie-Kate Owen (Hester Worsley/Lady Stutfield).
Sharon Scogings (MrsArbuthnot/MrsAllonby).
Richard Syms
(Sir John Pontefract/Mr Kelvil M.P./Archdeacon Daubeny/Francis).
Richard Teverson (Gerald Arbuthnot/Lord Alfred Rufford/Farquhar).

Director - Adrian Noble.

Designer - Peter McKintosh.
Lighting - Rick Fisher.
Sound - Paul Arditti.

Casting - Gillian Diamond.
Production Consultant- Paul O'Leary.
Dialect Coach - Penny Dyer.

Company Stage Manager - Simon Dodson.
Deputy Stage Manager - Lindah Balfour.

Assistant Stage Manager - Emilie-Kate Owen.
Costume Supervisor - Binnie Bowerman.

Wardrobe Mistress - Dawn Thomas.
Wigs Mistress - Louise Ricci.

Dressers - Jan Johnson, Andy Keelan.
Assistant To The Designer - David Parley.

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