Oscar Wilde meets Shameless and the critics and Offies judges love it. We’ve rounded up our favourite review highlights for the new Yorkshire-set Th’Importance of Bein’ Earnest, which continues at London’s Drayton Arms Theatre until 23 February. Get booking before it’s too late!
Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy is coming to Yorkshire… via London’s Drayton Arms Theatre this week. Th’Importance of Bein’ Earnest had its get-in yesterday. What did the company get up to in rehearsals? See our photo gallery – and then get booking!
Luke Adamson co-directs, co-produces and stars in Th’Importance of Bein’ Earnest, which relocates Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy to a Yorkshire council estate. He pays tribute to Northern Broadsides’ Barrie Rutter, London’s Hope Theatre and his new company’s co-founders. Read our interview with Luke below – and then get booking!
Oscar Wilde’s best-known comedy of Victorian London manners receives a modern makeover via a modern Yorkshire council estate. Th’Importance of Bein’ Earnest premieres next month for a limited fringe season. Time to get booking!
Scathing humour, bluff directness and an innate desire to empathise rounds all three characters out beautifully in The Last Waltz, as underwear is forgotten, grapefruit searched for, wine drunk and secrets spilt.
Alzheimer’s is such a complicated, painful experience but One Last Waltz sadly doesn’t even touch the surface of that.
A double bill of monologues from writers Dominic Grace and Lesley Ross, performed respectively by Luke Adamson and Gregory Ashton form the structure of Odd Man Out. Both plays are vastly different yet synchronise and almost meet in the middle, surprisingly well.
Odd Man Out is composed of two plays, Rabbitskin written by Dominic Grace and performed by Luke Adamson, and Diary of a Welshcake written by Lesley Ross, performed by Gregory Ashton. Break A Leg caught up with both of the actors to find out what their pieces are all about.
ODD MAN OUT, a new pairing of critically acclaimed one-man plays Rabbitskin and Diary of a Welshcake, comes to London’s Hope Theatre for a strictly limited season from 26 July to 12 August 2017. Watch our exclusive trailer here.
Created by Luke Adamson and Dan Bottomley and directed by Adamson with Phil Croft, The House of Usher takes an actor-musician approach to the material and is very much its own version of the short story, pulling in influences from elsewhere in Poe’s oeuvre and also the depths of the writers’ own imaginations.
The piece is a musical reworking of a classic Gothic short story from one of the genre’s masters. With that in mind, it’s no wonder that my character is a classic Gothic trope, the nameless narrator.