Detestable girl, but I require tea

Last night I went to see the latest production of The Importance of Being Earnest at the Vaudeville Theatre.

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My expectations were high, and they were met.  Several of the “lesser attractions” of the show – the larger being its reputation as one of Oscar Wilde’s finest, and a starring role for Penelope Keith –  proved to be real successes.   Particularly Daisy Haggard‘s spoilt-yet-sweet portrayal of Gwendolyn Fairfax, which entertained, heart-warmed, and charmed.  Combined with spot-on delivery of Wilde’s excellent wordplay, it was exactly my sort of comedy.

Perhaps no surprise, then, that the show  – particularly the exchanges between Algie and Jack – reminded me a lot of my favourite comedy show, A Bit of Fry and Laurie.  No surprise, perhaps, as the pair have made Wilde’s influence quite clear.  In fact, I could have seen Hugh playing the part of Algernon.  It was witty and urbane, and I’m sure fitting for a Soupy Twist.

(I’m no good at theatre reviews.  But it was awesome and you should see it!  Take advantage of the offer lastminute.com have on – see the link in the sidebar.)

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