18 November 2011

Review preview: The Importance of Being Earnest


The Importance of Being Earnest
MTC
17 November 2011
Sumner
to 14 January 2012
"I am sick to death of cleverness.  Everybody is clever nowadays.  You can’t go anywhere without meeting clever people.  The thing has become an absolute public nuisance.  I wish to goodness we had a few fools left."
Oscar Wilde let his Jack say that in 1895; what would he say about the cleverness dribbling out of the internet.



The Importance of Being Earnest is pretty much sold out. As Simon Phillips's  original 1988 production is still talked about, tickets to its revival were swooped upon. And the promise of Geoffrey Rush as Lady Bracknell certainly helped. The good news is that standing room spots are being released. So is it worth some queuing and tired legs? 

Yep.

It's gorgeous and fun and the joy of watching our Geoffrey is worth a leg cramp.

The full review is on AussieTheatre.com and will be her in a few days.

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