The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatised)

  • by Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by Judi Dench, Miriam Margoyles, Martin Clunes
  • 1 hrs and 57 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Here is the BBC radio drama centenary production of Oscar Wilde's classic play, starring Judi Dench, Miriam Margoyles, and Martin Clunes.Ever since the first night at the St James' Theatre on 14 February 1895, The Importance of Being Earnest has been recognised as one of the world's finest comic dramas. Now Judi Dench as Lady Bracknell leads an outstanding cast in this superb new production of Wilde's masterpiece, mounted to celebrate the centenary of the first performance.


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Customer Reviews

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Wonderfully entertaining ear-candy

One of my favourites by Oscar Wilde... Is it possible to "hear" an arched eyebrow? Dame Judi Dench is infallible as Lady Bracknell: "To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness." I never get tired of this!
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- S


This is the easiest review I've ever written.

If you're going to read The Importance of Being Earnest this is the copy you want. The performance is incredibly delightful & there is no way you'll have the same experience simply reading the text. I have read the text & loved it but there really is no comparison. Short of seeing it performed at the theatre this is it.

The story itself is a hilarious "romp", it keeps your attention 100% and is wonderfully amusing.

I'm already looking forward to listening to this performance again.
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- Rochelle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-10-2007
  • Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited