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A Judgement in Stone- The Opera House, Manchester 

Writer: Ruth Rendell adapted by Simon Brett and Antony Lampard Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Dave Cunningham After a decade producing stage versions of thrillers by the Queen of Crime The Agatha Christie Theatre Company has had a revamp to become The Classic Thriller Company. One cannot quibble with the choice of the late Ruth Rendell as a ‘classic’ thriller writer. She was an ...

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The Importance of Being Earnest – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

The Cast of The Importance of Being earnest Theatre Royal Glasgow

Writer: Oscar Wilde Additional material: Simon Brett Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It is hard to fathom why there is any need to tamper with things that, in their original form, are pretty much perfect in every way. Oscar Wilde's witty masterpiece is so well-loved that, as well as endless stage revivals it has had three big-screen adaptations in ...

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The Importance of Bring Earnest – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Oscar Wilde (with additional material by Simon Brett) Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The Bunbury Company of Players loves The Importance of Being Earnest. They keep putting it on to the delight of their friends and neighbours in the village of Morton St Cuthbert. They love it so very much that their name is even taken from the ...

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The Importance of Being Earnest – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writers: Oscar Wilde with additional material by Simon Brett Director: Lucy Bailey For those unfamiliar with Oscar Wilde’s famous play, The Importance of Being Earnest (or a Trivial Comedy for Serious People) it’s a wondrously witty and satirical look at Victorian society. It follows two bachelors: the dependable John Worthing, J.P., and upper-class playboy Algernon Moncrieff, who take on different ...

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The Importance of Being Earnest – Richmond Theatre, London

The Cast of The Importance of Being earnest Theatre Royal Glasgow

Writers: Oscar Wilde and Simon Brett Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Jon Wainwright However much the theatregoer is aware that this is not an altogether conventional production of Oscar Wilde's great, final play, it is still something of a shock to see Nigel Havers walk onstage as Algernon Moncrieff in a pair of red trainers. His period costume is otherwise immaculate, ...

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The Importance of Being Earnest – Aylesbury Waterside

Writer: Oscar WIlde Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Pete Benson The Importance of Being Earnest is arguably the finest of Oscar Wilde’s plays. It is also unfortunately the last play he would ever write as on the opening night of the show a quarrel between Wilde and his lover Lord Alfred would eventually lead to court and the full might of ...

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