Classic Spring have announced that Anne Reid will star in the upcoming production of A Woman of No Importance, playing at the Vaudeville Theatre from the 6th October.
Directed by Dominic Dromgoole, A Woman of No Importance is the first in a year long season of plays celebrating the work of Oscar Wilde at the Vaudeville Theatre.
Anne Reid joins the cast for the production to play Lady Hunstanton. She is best known for her BAFTA Award-nominated role as Celia Dawson in Last Tango in Halifax (BBC) as well as roles in Doc Martin and Bleak House. Her stage credits include Fracked! (Chichester Festival Theatre), Hedda Gabler (Old Vic), Dimetos (Donmar Warehouse), Happy Now? (National Theatre) and Into the Woods (Royal Opera House).
Talking about the news Dominic Dromgoole said: “It will be a delight to welcome Anne back to the London stage, since she has become an even more loved star with Last Tango in Halifax. She has long been one of my favourite actresses, and her performance in Peter Gill’s beautiful The York Realist was one of my greatest experiences in the theatre. It will also be nice to celebrate her recent successes as a cabaret performer by cutting her loose with a song or two from the Victorian songbook.”
The cast is also set to include Olivier Award-winner Eve Best, playing Mrs Arbuthnot.
An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siecle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long buried secret. Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama create a vivid new theatrical voice.
Classic Spring is a new theatre company set up by Dominic Dromgoole and is set to produce productions of plays including Lady Windermere’s Fan, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest as part of its year long celebration of Oscar Wilde.
A Woman of No Importance will play at the Vaudeville Theatre from the 6th October until the 30th December. To book tickets visit: Discount Theatre.com, See Tickets.com , Love Theatre.com ,Theatre People.co.uk and UK Tickets.co.uk.