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Saturday 21 April 2018

The Importance of Being Oscar

Micheal MacLiammoir's acclaimed 1960s one-man show 'The Importance of Being Oscar' comes to An Tain Arts Centre, on Saturday in a well received revival by actor Michael Judd.

The original production directed by Hilton Edwards, was an outstanding success when it was staged at the 1960 Dublin Theatre Festival and they went on to stage it all over the world, wooing audiences and critics alike.

Dublin native Michael Judd worked in Irish theatre and tv before emigrating to the United States where he continued to work as an actor, particularly in New York, where he co-founded the theatre company Banba's Crown with his wife Sinead Colreavy and four other actors. In 2002, he returned to Ireland and has taken on many roles including that of Oscar Wilde in his and Sinead's own adaptation of Micheál MacLiammóir's play.

The production captures the wit, genius, and tragedy of Oscar Wilde with excerpts from 'The Importance of Being Ernest, An Ideal Husband' and 'Ballad of Reading Goal'.

Tickets €15/€12, from 9332332 or www.antain.ie

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