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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (play)
Ends 20th October 2018.
Captioned performance: 17th October 2018 at 7.30pm
In a country house ideal for a bunbury, young people fall into and out of love,
watched over by an imperious aunt. Names and lost property are important, the
line perhaps less so.
The handbagging is supplied by via the pen of Oscar Wilde, with Stella Gonet,
Sophie Thompson, Jeremy Swift, Fiona Button and Pippa Nixon in the cast.
The Oscar Wilde season concludes.
Not available. Professional reviewers are divided deeply on this one. Some
find it a revelation, with new depths being found. Others argue instead that new
depths are being descended to instead. From the pictures on the walls to the
very strong emotional attachments characters express, all are taken either way
depending on reviewers' perceptions and predispositions.
Sophie Thompson as Lady Bracknell is either domineering or brash, Fehinti
Balogun (Algernon) and Jacob Fortune-Lloyd (Jack) are either too worldly or just
stuck with a crass interpretation, and only Fiona Button as Cecily really gets
unanimous credit for a woman who is clearly in control despite the ditzy
Depending on your view, it's all very original and subversive, or a totally
ignorant interpretation, seems to be the verdict, with a general preponderance
of 2 and 4 star reviews with nothing in between.
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