"The truth is rarely pure and never simple"
On the other side of the Strand, Sondheim is telling us "you gotta get a gimmick" in Gypsy and so it is across the road at the Vaudeville with the second major production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest to hit the West End in (just) under a year. Lucy Bailey's am-dram take last summer featured a company of older actors and taking that gauntlet, Adrian Noble's production has a cross-dressing David Suchet as Lady Bracknell. My full review will is now live on Official Theatre but suffice to say that I still find the pilfering of already-scarce roles for older women problematic.
Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (with 2 intervals)
Booking until 7th November
Labels: Brendan Hooper, David Killick, David Suchet, Emily Barber, Imogen Doel, Michael Benz, Michele Dotrice, Oscar Wilde, Philip Cumbus, Richard O'Callaghan