The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest at the Vaudeville Theatre starring David Suchet

Vaudeville Theatre, London

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David Suchet stars as Lady Bracknell in Oscars Wilde’s much loved masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest at the Vaudeville Theatre.

Directed by Adrian Noble, this West End revival of Wilde’s classic comedy of false identities and true love is a superb satire of Victorian manners.

Famously portrayed by Edith Evans, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Penelope Keith, Geoffrey Rush and Brian Bedford it is David Suchet who will be uttering Lady Bracknell’s immortal words “a handbag” with the utmost astonishment and disgust.

The West End revival of the Importance of Being Earnest comes to the Vaudeville Theatre for a strictly limited run from 24 June 2015 – 7 November 2015


Two bachelor friends, the adorable dandy Algernon Moncrieff and the utterly reliable John Worthing J.P., lead double lives to court the attentions of the exquisitely desirable Gwendolyn Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. The gallants must then grapple with the riotous consequences of their deceptions, and with the formidable Lady Bracknell.


David Suchet stars as Lady Bracknell.

He is joined by Philip Cumbus as Algernon Moncrieff, Michael Benz plays John (Jack) Worthing and Richard O’Callaghan will portray Reverend Chasuble.

David Suchet is one of the UK’s most respected stage and screen actors. His award-winning TV performance as Agatha Christie’s Poirot from 1989 to 2013 has made him a star all over the world. He is currently performing in the world tour of Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of  The Last Confession. Other recent theatre credits include Long Day’s Journey Into Night and All My Sons at the Apollo Theatre.


★★★★ “David Suchet leads a sparkling cast in this joyful Wilde revival” – The Times
★★★★ “David Suchet’s Lady Bracknell is majestically funny” – The Guardian
★★★★ “David Suchet shines as Lady Bracknell” – The Independent

Additional Information

Performance dates
Booking to 7 November 2015
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This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests. This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.

Venue Information

Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH
Nearest Tube or Train: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 68, 7A, 91, 139, 176

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