‘It is very romantic to be in love. The very essence of romance is uncertainty’
Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Don’t miss the final instalment of Classic Spring’s ‘deliciously charming’ (Sunday Times) Oscar Wilde Season.
Michael Fentiman’s witty new production stars Olivier-Award winner and five-time Oliver-Award nominee Sophie Thompson (Guys and Dolls, Chichester/West End; Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Jeremy Swift (Downton Abbey, ITV), alongside Fiona Button (The Split, BBC), Pippa Nixon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, RSC) and Stella Gonet (House of Elliot, BBC; Handbagged, Hampstead Theatre/West End).
★★★★★ ‘A MASTERPIECE OF SPARKLING WIT’ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ ‘BRILLIANTLY FUNNY’ The Times
★★★★ ‘MAGNIFICENT’ Sunday Times
★★★★ ‘CHARMING’ Evening Standard
★★★★ ‘TRIUMPHANT’ Arts Desk
Five-time Olivier Award nominee, Sophie Thompson, won the Olivier Award for Best Actress for 'Into the Woods' (1999). Most recently on stage in Guys and Dolls (Chichester), she is well-known for her film roles, including: 'Four Weddings and a Funeral', 'Emma', 'Gosford Park' and 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1'.
Jeremy Swift is best-known for his role in 'Downton Abbey' (ITV), playing the butler, Septimus Spratt. His screen credits also include 'The Durrells' (ITV), 'Gosford Park', Roman Polanski’s 'Oliver Twist', and the Wachowski Brothers’ 'Jupiter Rising'. He will soon be appearing in the much-anticipated film 'Mary Poppins Returns'. His theatre credits include The Railway Children (King’s Cross Theatre), Abigail’s Party (West End) and What the Butler Saw (National Theatre).
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(5mins) Head out onto the main road Strand. Cross street where possible and go right 100 metres – it’s just after the Adelphi Theatre.