Thornbury Picture House: A Woman of No Importance
Cossham Hall, Thornbury
RECORDED THEATRE: A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde
Following the very successful screenings of Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan and The Importance of Being Ernest, Thornbury Picture House will now be showing another in the series of More2Screen's Oscar Wilde season.
Olivier award-winner Eve Best (Mrs Arbuthnot) and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid (Lady Hunstanton) star in this new classically staged production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. A Woman of No Importance was first broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End on 28th November 2017.
An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today.