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Emma Fielding Cast in A Woman Of No Importance at the Vaudeville Theatre

Friday, 25th Aug 2017  

A Woman of No Importance - Vaudeville Theatre

It was back in July that we first learned of the Oscar Wilde season coming to the Vaudeville Theatre, with Dominic Dromgoole directing A Woman of No Importance from October.

Back then the presence of Eve Best was already announced, whilst other shows as part of the series, including Lady Windermere’s Fan, were also revealed.

Now, almost two months later, we get word of others set to join the production, with Emma Fielding announced for a role. She not only joins Eve Best, but other previously-announced cast members like Anne Reid and William Gaunt.

A Woman Of No Importance is set in the latter part of the 19th century and during the course of the show we are introduced to a range of characters attending an upper class party thrown by a Lady Hunstanton. These memorable characters include the shows titular woman of no importance, Mrs Arbuthnot, alongside her son Gerald, plus Hester Worsley and Lord Illingworth, amongst others. Wilde casts a magnifying glass on the society of the time, with hypocrisy and betrayal exposed during the course of the story.

Emma Fielding is an award-winning actress whose career spans both the stage and screen. As such she provides another familiar face to proceedings as she steps on to the stage of the Vaudeville Theatre for A Woman Of No Importance.

She has been nominated for two Laurence Olivier Awards over the years, once for The School Of Scandal for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1998 and another for Private Lives at the Albery Theatre (now the Noël Coward Theatre) in 2001. Her other credits include Cranford on television and a 90s production of Arcadia, also for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The newly-announce cast members also includes Dominic Rowan, Crystal Clarke, Sam Cox, Phoebe Fildes, William Mannering, Paul Rider and Harry Lister-Smith.

The Vaudeville Theatre is currently the home of The Mentor with F. Murray Abraham and children’s show The Hunting Of The Snark. A Woman Of No Importance replaces those when it opens at the venue on Friday 6th October 2017.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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