Suchet has a Wilde time

David Suchet as Lady Bracknell in The Importance Of Being Earnest at Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall May 2015.'Photo by Pamela Raith.
David Suchet as Lady Bracknell in The Importance Of Being Earnest at Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall May 2015.'Photo by Pamela Raith.

David Suchet shows his coniderable acting range in his latest role, starring as Lady Bracknell in a production of The Importance Of Being Earnest.

Directed by Adrian Noble, the production begins a pre-West End tour at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from May 13-16.

Fresh from completing his 25-year TV stint as Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, David Suchet heads a talented cast in Oscar Wilde’s much loved and exhilarating masterpiece.

The new production will eventually open at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End on July 1.

Written shortly before Wilde fell foul of society’s unbending condemnation, The Importance of Being Earnest fizzes with wit as he delights in debunking social pretensions.

Two bachelor friends, upper crust dandy Algernon Moncrieff and the most reliable John Worthing J.P., lead double lives to court the attentions of the desirable Gwendolyn Fairfax and Cecily Cardew.

The gallants must then grapple with the uproarious consequences of their ruse, and with the formidable Lady Bracknell.

David Suchet is one of Britain’s most respected actors on stage, screen and television. He was awarded the CBE in 2010.

His recent stage credits include Long Day’s Journey Into Night, All My Sons (Best Actor What’sOnStage.com Awards, Evening Standard Theatre Awards nomination and Olivier Award nomination), and RSC productions of Troilus and Cressida, The Tempest and Othello.

For ticket details, you can contact the box office on 0115 9895555.