Poirot star David Suchet as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s much loved masterpiece, which opened to rave reviews at the Vaudeville Theatre, London for a strictly limited season.
Directed by Adrian Noble, (Amadeus, The King’s Speech, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) Wilde’s superb satire on Victorian manners is one of the funniest plays in the English language – the delightful repartee and hilarious piercing of hypocrisy and pomposity can still make you laugh out loud.
Two bachelor friends, the adorable dandy Algernon Moncrieff (Philip Cumbus – regular player at Shakespeare’s Globe) and the utterly reliable John Worthing J.P., (Downton Abbey’s Michael Benz) lead double lives to court the attentions of the exquisitely desirable Gwendolyn Fairfax (Emily Barber) and Cecily Cardew (Imogen Doel). The gallants must then grapple with the riotous consequences of their deceptions, and with the formidable Lady Bracknell.
Please arrive in time to register and order interval drinks should you wish.
The George Inn serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.