The Importance of Being Earnest London with David Suchet
David Suchet stars as Lady Bracknell in the 2015 production of The Importance of Being Earnest at the Vaudeville Theatre London. The show is also going on a brief UK tour before its arrival on the West End: see our tour page for more information.
Suchet is best known and loved for his on screen role as Agatha Christie’s detective Poirot, but he is an old hand with the West End stage. He has been nominated seven times for the prestigious Olivier Awards, recently appearing in the hugely successful A Long Day’s Journey Into Night at the Apollo Theatre London (2012) and Arthur Miller’s All My Sons (2010). Suchet’s appearance in The Importance of Being Earnest will surely be a huge draw for his fans as well as for lovers of Oscar Wilde’s writing.
It has become popular for male actors to take on the role of the formidable Lady Bracknell; Suchet follows in the esteemed footsteps of Brian Bedford and Geoffrey Rush.
The show will be directed by Adrian Noble, former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and 20 times Olivier Award nominee. As well as his
notable work on multiple Shakespeare plays he has directed the West End productions of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Secret Garden. The show is produced by Kim Poster for Stanhope Productions, who worked with Suchet on A Long Day’s Journey Into Night and All My Sons, and Nimax Theatres’ CEO Nica Burns.