The book and lyrics are by Douglas Livingstone and the music by Adam McGuinness and Zia Moranne. The production is directed by Iqbal Khan who directed Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass, which is currently playing at the Vaudeville Theatre in London. The writer, broadcaster and former MP Gyles Brandreth is to play the part of Lady Bracknell.
The Importance of Being Earnest will run from 7 to 31 December at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith. To see performance times and to book online, visit the theatre’s website.
This will be the third time Edward has appeared in what many regard as the most perfect comedy in English. He played Algernon Moncrieff in a New Zealand Players tour in 1958-9 and Dr Chasuble for the Actors’ Company in 1977.