Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ArtsBeat: London Theater Journal: On Artifice and Oxygen, Earnest and Jeeves by Ben Brantley

Productions of the comedies “Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense” and “The Importance of Being Earnest” operate on the “it’s only a play,” calling attention to the artifice …

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Review: The Importance of Being Earnest, Harold Pinter Theatre by Andres Ordorica

It is always somewhat controversial when a production takes a classical, and daresay canonical, piece of drama and alters the text significantly. Countless classical stage plays are updated,…

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Importance of Being Earnest, Harold Pinter Theatre: 'dismaying' by Tim Walker

Watching Lucy Bailey's crass production of Wilde's gem is like drinking vintage Krug out of a cracked jug, says Tim Walker

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Friday, July 18, 2014

The Importance of Being Earnest , Harold Pinter Theatre, London by Neil Norman

Harold Pinter Theatre, London: What do you do if you want to repeat a successful partnership in a play you last appeared in three decades earlier? If you are Martin Jarvis and Nigel Havers, …

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Review: The Importance of Being Earnest (Harold Pinter Theatre)

Lucy Bailey's revival of Oscar Wilde's classic has a concept which doesn't quite work

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Importance of Being Earnest, Harold Pinter Theatre by David Nice

“Some might say we’re getting too old for this sort of thing,” declares Martin Jarvis’s Jack – or should I say “Jack” – going off Wildean piste. Well, we had wondered whether…

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The Importance of Being Earnest, review: 'self-indulgent travesty' by Charles Spencer

Oscar Wilde is poorly served with this dud production, says Charles Spencer

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The Importance of Being Earnest review trivialises sublime Wilde by Michael Billington

Harold Pinter, LondonIf it stripped away the daft framing, this staging could capture Wilde's deft commentary on class, money, marriage and moralsIf visitors to Paris's Père Lachaise …

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The Importance of Being Earnest, Harold Pinter Theatre, review

We've had a Romeo and Juliet set in a care home with the focus on a pair of star-crossed senior citizens.  We've had a Midsummer Night's Dream in which Judi Dench's ageing Elizabeth I got t…

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The Importance of Being Earnest , York Mansion House by Will Ramsey

York Mansion House: Theatre Mill's site-specific production of Earnest, with its greetings from immaculately dressed flunkies and Pimms in the drawing room disturbing the discreet charm…

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Nigel Havers on Starring in London’s The Importance of Being Earnest & Why He’s Way Too Old For It by Matt Wolf

At age 62, Nigel Havers might seem long in the tooth to be playing witty young bachelor Algernon (Algy) Moncrieff in The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde's beloved comic masterpi…

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The Importance of Being Earnest video message by Official London Theatre

The Importance of Being Earnest video message Nigel Havers, Martin Jarvis and Rosalind Ayres have recorded this special video message for Kids Week fans to promote their run of The Importan…

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Review: The Importance of Being Earnest

Hudson Warehouse presents two hours with the wit of Oscar Wilde on a beautiful patio in Riverside Park.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

London Datebook: Shakespeare in Love Swoons, Earnest Gets Older & Ben Foster Screams 'Stella!' by Matt Wolf

Is there no end to the London stage’s infatuation with all things American? You might think not in a month that promises major works by Tennessee Williams and the Gershwins, and with n…

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Age now holds its own allure by Laura Thompson

As a new, older-actors-only The Importance of Being Earnest hits theatres, Laura Thompson asks if the way our society looks at age is changing

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Monday, June 9, 2014

People You Should Know . . . Jessica Walker by Zack Calhoon

 Jessica Walker has sung roles for Opera North, Glyndebourne, Nationale Reisopera, among many others. 2013 roles/ projects included The Importance of Being Earnest (…

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

News: (Toronto) Hart House Announces 2014-15 season (press release) by The Charlebois Post

Hart House Theatre Announcesits 2014/2015 SeasonToronto, Ontario - Hart House Theatre, the University of Toronto's Performing Arts Leader Since 1919, is proud to announce its 2014/2015 …

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Friday, April 11, 2014

London Odds & Ends: Hobbit Hunk to Old Vic, Poirot's Lady Bracknell & More Big Fish by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of London stories today. Hobbit Hunk to Headline The Crucible The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage will star opposite newcomer Samantha Colley in the previ…

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Production News: David Suchet to star as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest by Nicola Merrifield

David Suchet has been cast as Lady Bracknell in a production of The Importance of Being Earnest in the West End this summer. The Oscar Wilde play will run from June 24 at a venue…

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David Suchet to play Wilde's Lady Bracknell in West End by Chris Wiegand

Poirot star will appear in a revival of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest directed by Adrian NobleThe role has been played by a who's who of greats including Edith Evans, Judi De…

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London Odds & Ends: Hobbit Hunk to Old Vic, Poirot's Lady Bracknell & Bernadette Takes London! by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of London stories today. Hobbit Hunk to Headline The Crucible The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage will star opposite newcomer Samantha Colley in the previ…

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

May 18 LIVE EVENT: Meet Stratford Festival artistic director Antoni Cimolino by Johnny Oleksinski

Do you love Shakespeare? On May 18, The Theater Loop will host a gathering with Antoni Cimolino , artistic director of the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada. The Festival, which produces…

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Friday, March 21, 2014

London Odds & Ends: Gemma Arterton to Host Oliviers; Imelda Staunton & Bunbury Return to the West End by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of London stories today. Good People, Starring Imelda Staunton, to Transfer to West End David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People, starring Imelda Staunton and Ll…

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Begin Act One! Moss Hart’s Story Unfolds On Stage with Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub by Ryan McPhee

Pulitzer Prize winner Moss Hart has an impressive collection of writing credits, including A Star is Born, You Can't Take It With You and The Man Who Came to Dinner, not to mention …

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

People You Should Know . . . Carey Van Driest by Zack Calhoon

Carey Van Driestis a Fluent French Speaker, Shakespeare Afficionado, Carole King Wannabe, and Proud Member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.National Tour of Annie as Grace Farrell. Extensive NYC work in…

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

News: (Ottawa) NAC English Theatre announces 2014-15 season (press release) by The Charlebois Post

News ReleaseWITNESS THE WONDERS OF THEATREAT CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTREArtistic Director Jillian Keiley lifts curtain on 2014-15 English Theatre SeasonMarch 11, 2014 – OTTAWA (Canada)…

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tony Nominees David Pittu and Suzanne Bertish to Star in David Ives’ The Heir Apparent Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

Tony nominees David Pittu and Suzanne Bertish are to star in Tony nominee David Ives’ The Heir Apparent, adapted from the play by Jean-François Regnard. Directed by John Ra…

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Tom Bateman & Lucy Briggs-Owen to Headline Shakespeare in Love in London's West End by Ryan Gilbert

Can you love a fool? Can you love a player? Can you love Tom Bateman and Lucy Briggs-Owen as the lead roles of Will Shakespeare and Viola De Lesseps in the West End's Shakespeare in…

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Olivier Winner Alex Jennings to Play Willy Wonka in the West End's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Ryan Gilbert

Three-time Olivier winner Alex Jennings will replace Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka in the West End's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Hodge has played the role of Wonka, the strange own…

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Importance of Being Earnest by Jeffrey Walker

As perhaps the pinnacle of high comedy in the English language, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest should never lose its place among classic dramatic literature. Each carefully …

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