The Importance of Being Earnest to be streamed online for free by Curve Leicester

The Made at Curve and Birmingham Repertory Theatre co-production of The Importance of Being Earnest will be streamed online for free.

An archival recording of the 2016 production of Oscar Wilde’s classic play will be made available from Sunday, April 5 at 7PM.

The captioned film will be live for a week until 7pm, Sunday April 12.

You can watch the film on the Curve Leicester website here.

You can show your support for the Curve by making a donation online here.

Directed by Nikolai Foster, the drama stars BAFTA and Golden Globe nominee Cathy Tyson as the indomitable Lady Bracknell, Sharan Phull as repressed romantic Cecily Cardew, Edward Franklin as upper-class playboy Algernon Moncrieff, Fela Lufadeju as the dependable John Worthing, Angela Clerkin as uptight nanny Miss Prism, Dominic Gately as the incorruptible Reverend Chasuble, Darren Bennett as the ever-faithful servants Lane and Merriman and Martha Mackintosh as prim and proper Gwendolen Fairfax.

A synopsis of the play teases: “Bachelor Jack Worthing and his best mate Algernon Moncrieff hope to marry society’s most eligible ladies, Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. But the lads’ courtship of the women is far from straight forward!

“With double identities, plenty of ‘Bunburying’ and a number of hostile encounters with the formidable Lady Bracknell, the pair become embroiled in a web of mistaken identities with hilarious consequences.

“Expect hilarious misadventure, mischief and matchmaking which elegantly ridicules the Victorian social order and standards of the time. With a stylish new look, delightful twists and turns… and a nanny with a dubious story about a handbag!”

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