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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST – West End

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No one wants to piss on Poirot’s chips, but this really isn’t very good.

David Suchet is a superb actor. Like Angela Lansbury if you set aside his television detective work he still has an impressive pedigree even if West End appearances have been rare. But no director casting a well-funded revival of The Importance of Being Earnest would think of Suchet for Lady Bracknell any sooner than they’d ask Lansbury to play King Lear, and there is a whiff of vanity project about the enterprise.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST – Touring

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The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton – until 6 June 2015

Okay, I’ll admit it, I went to the theatre to see an award-winning actor perform in a way you’d never expect of him… Not Bradley Cooper in the Elephant Man (though I did see that and I enjoyed his performance very much) but David Suchet stepping about as far away from the dapper Belgian detective with the distinctive moustache as we could reasonably expect!

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Review: The Trials of Oscar Wilde (Trafalgar Studios)

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Come on, it’s ticking off on the fingers time – what are the five things you know about Oscar Wilde?  Irish, witty, camp, wrote The Importance of Being Earnest and went to prison for sodomy?  If that’s the middle and both ends of your Wildean knowledge, you’ll find this show highly educational if not quite endlessly entertaining: for […]

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Review: The Trials of Oscar Wilde (Trafalgar Studios)

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Come on, it’s ticking off on the fingers time – what are the five things you know about Oscar Wilde?  Irish, witty, camp, wrote The Importance of Being Earnest and went to prison for sodomy?  If that’s the middle and both ends of your Wildean knowledge, you’ll find this show highly educational if not quite endlessly entertaining: for […]

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