DVD Review: The Happy Prince

Rupert Everett offers a mesmerising and heartfelt performance as Oscar Wilde in this vivid and fascinating film.  At this point in his career there mustn’t be anything that Rupert Everett doesn’t know about Oscar Wilde. Having portrayed the playwright on stage as well as having starred in the film adaptations of his plays such as… Read More

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Review Round Up: The Importance of Being Earnest, Vaudeville Theatre

Michael Fentiman’s production of Oscar Wilde’s beloved comedy is the final production in Classic Spring’s Oscar Wilde season. Here’s what critics have been saying about it…. WhatsOnStage: ***** “Think you know Wilde’s masterpiece? Get to the Vaudeville where Michael Fentiman’s sexy, dark-hued but fresh take on The Importance Of Being Earnest brings the Classic Spring Company’s year-long… Read More

NEWS: Initial Casting Announced for Classic Spring’s Production of The Importance of Being Earnest

Classic Spring has announced initial casting for its final Oscar Wilde production in its season at the Vaudeville Theatre.  Playing at the Vaudeville Theatre from the 20th July, it has been announced that Olivier Award winner Sophie Thompson as Lady Bracknell in Michael Fentiman’s upcoming production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy. She will be joined on… Read More

Review Round Up: A Woman of No Importance, Vaudeville Theatre

Eve Best stars in Dominic Dromgoole’s production of Oscar Wilde’s play. But what have critics been saying about it?  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… Read More

NEWS: Gwen Taylor and Susan Penhaligon to Star in UK Tour of The Importance of Being Earnest

It has been announced that Gwen Taylor will star as Lady Bracknell in the 2018 UK tour of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.  Beginning on the 24th January 2018 at the Yvonne Arnaud theatre in Guildford, the production will be directed by The Original Theatre Company’s Artistic Director, Alastair Whatley. Gwen Taylor is best… Read More

NEWS: Anne Reid to Star as Lady Hunstanton in A Woman of No Importance

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… Read More

NEWS: Classic Spring Announces Year of Oscar Wilde Plays

The new theatre company created by  Dominic Dromgoole will celebrate Oscar Wilde’s work in new year-long season at the Vaudeville Theatre.  Opening in the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, Classic Spring has announced its programme of plays at the Vaudeville as well the first casting and creatives to celebrate the work of Oscar… Read More

NEWS: A Portrait of Oscar Wilde Never Displayed Before in UK Arrives at Tate Britain

A full length portrait of the writer, owned by Wilde himself, is to go on display as part of Tate Britain’s Queer British Art 1861-1967 it has been announced.  On display as part of the Queer British Art exhibition running at Tate Britain from the 5th April, the portrait will be exhibited in the UK… Read More