As its name suggests, this Covent Garden institution—which opened in 1870 but was twice rebuilt—was once famed as a home of vaudeville, burlesque and music hall.
Its instinct for providing popular, unpretentious entertainment has continued across the decades, with an ongoing roll call of musicals, popular drama and comedy and a penchant for bringing famous names to Covent Garden—in recent years the likes of Kim Cattrall, Jeff Goldblum, Alan Cumming, Anthony Sher and Anna Friel have all taken to the Vaudeville stage.
CURRENT PRODUCTION: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Widely considered one of the funniest plays in English, Wilde’s much loved masterpiece The Importance Of Being Earnest throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays.
“It is very romantic to be in love. The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” The Importance Of Being Earnest sees Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners.
Presenting a new take on Wilde’s comic masterpiece, director Michael Fentiman brings fresh vitality and brilliance to one of the stage’s most exquisitely crafted comedies of all time, offering 2 hours of pure comic bliss.
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