The Oscar Wilde Season is coming live to cinemas in the UK

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by Matt Parker

The Oscar Wilde Season is coming live to cinemas in the UK and Ireland, followed by a recorded roll-out internationally.

The first of four plays by the Irish comic master, A Woman of No Importance, will be broadcast live on Tuesday 28 November 2017, followed by the celebrated Lady Windermere’s Fan on Tuesday 20 March 2018.

The season is a year-long celebration of the late genius Wilde, one aiming to provide a much fuller picture of the man and the artist, revealing this much-loved but complex playwright as the brilliant renegade he was in his own time.

Dominic Dromgoole will personally direct the first play A Woman of No Importance, starring Olivier Award-winning actor Eve Best as Mrs Arbuthnot and BAFTA-nominated Anne Reid as Lady Hunstanton, alongside Eleanor Bron and William Gaunt.

Multi-award-winning actor, director, comedian and playwright Kathy Burke will then direct Lady Windermere’s Fan. The Season will continue with the titles An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, with cinema broadcast dates to be announced in due course.

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