David Suchet stars as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest at the Vaudeville Theatre.
David Suchet is to play Lady Bracknell in the revival of Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest at the Vaudeville Theatre. David will be joined on stage by Philip Cumbus as Algernon Moncrieff, Michael Benz plays John (Jack) Worthing and Richard O’Callaghan will portray Reverend Chasuble.
David Suchet joins fellow actors Edith Evans, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Penelope Keith, Geoffrey Rush and Brian Bedford who have famously played the indomitable Lady Bracknell. He was persuaded to take on the role by the precedents of Geoffrey Rush and Brian Bedford but fully intends to play her straight, avoiding camp jokes and falsetto voices.
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.
The West End revival of the Importance of Being Earnest comes to the Vaudeville Theatre for a strictly limited run from 24 June – 7 November