The Importance Of
Being Earnest

Recorded Theatre

A fantastic 4-star production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest starring the Olivier Award nominee and Poirot star David Suchet as the formidable Lady Bracknell. Recorded live at London’s Vaudeville Theatre in 2015 and 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. Two bachelor friends, the adorable dandy Algernon Moncrieff (Philip Cumbus – regular player at Shakespeare’s Globe) 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.

Production Information

  • Territory rights: WORLDWIDE
  • Running time 148 minutes
  • Including two intervals
  • Recorded Theatre on DCP
  • Filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre, London in 2015
  • 2D | 2K | 5.1 sound | DCP
  • BBFC Cert U