"The Importance of Being Earnest" Celebrates 120th Anniversary with Special Screening

by BroadwayHD on August 17th, 2015 in Stage Productions

August 17, 2015

To mark the 120th anniversary of the classic comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest", Fathom Events and More2Screen are presenting a special screening in select U.S. movie theaters on Tuesday November 3, 2015. The stage production will be captured live in early October from the Vaudeville Theatre in London. This one night only event will broadcast Oscar Wilde's iconic play to movie goers as well as behind-the-scenes footage and an interview with star David Suchet (Poirot) who plays Lady Bracknell. The play also stars Emily Barber (Billy Liar, Cornelius, The Hired Man), Michael Benz (Downton Abbey, Hamlet, As You Like It), Philip Cumbus (A Touch Of Frost, My Hero, Hope and Glory), Imogen Doel (The Get Out, Gastronauts), Michele Dotrice (Some Mothers Do Ave ‘Em, Captain Jack, The Witches) and Richard O’Callaghan (Carry On Loving and Carry On at Your Convenience, Casualty).

For more information on tickets and screening locations in the U.S., visit www.fathomevents.com

For more information on international screenings and live broadcast, visit www.importanceofearnest.com



Set in Victorian England, Wilde’s classic satirical comedy follows two bachelor friends, who create fake identities in an attempt to court two delightful young ladies. As things begin to go awry with their master plan, the gentlemen must grapple with the uproarious consequences of their deception. Hilarity ensues as aristocratic attitudes, romance, fortunes, double lives, and honor collide in this clever tale.