Wilde fun as scathing comedy makes a return
IT is the scathing comedy which Oscar Wilde penned to highlight the hypocrisy of a society which sneered at women for their sexual behaviour while praising men for theirs.
A stellar cast has been lined up to put on 'A Woman Of No Importance' when it returns to the Gate Theatre tonight.
Starring Stephen Brennan and Ingrid Craigie, the cast includes former 'Ballykissangel' star Marion O'Dwyer, along with Deirdre Donnelly, Cathy Belton, Tom Hickey, and Michael James Ford.
Directed by Tony Award winning director Patrick Mason, the plot centres around a party given in Ms Hunstanton's country home when it is announced that Gerald Arbuthnot is to be appointed secretary to Lord Illingworth, but a secret Mr Arbuthnot's mother is holding may stand in the way of his new career.
"Oscar Wilde is the greatest of all the playwrights in terms of structure and plot who tells a great story. And we have the best director, and the best sets," Michael Colgan, director of The Gate told the Irish Independent last night.
Director Patrick Mason was responsible for a previous production of the same play which Mr Colgan produced, which opened at the Gate on Tuesday 24, July 1984.
"It's a play that is dear to my heart and has many memories. The audiences loved it and will now do so again," said Mr Colgan.
All seats for all shows are €25 with student seats at €15, Monday to Thursday, subject to availability.