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The Importance of Nothing

Long after Oscar Wilde


  • Playwright

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Oscar Wilde 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted by the ensemble.

  • Synopsis

    A comedy about a drama therapy class in an imaginary prison. Picture an imaginary prison where the drama therapy is twenty four hours a day. Drama therapist, Lady Lancing and her husband Omar have dedicated their lives to conducting anti-homophobic workshops utilising the life and works of Oscar Wilde. The prisoner's patience and imaginations are teased to refashion or to completely overhaul Wilde's material and the threads that are interwoven through his works and the social conventions of the past century.

  • Play Type

    Physical/Devised Theatre

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Performer Andrew Bennett
Performer Una McKevitt
Performer Mark O'Halloran
Performer Judith Roddy
Performer Dylan Tighe
Production Team  
Director Gavin Quinn
Set Designer Aedin Cosgrove
Lighting Designer Zia Bergin-Holly
Sound Designer Si Schroeder
Costume Designer Catherine Fay
Assistant Director Kaija Kennedy
Stage Manager Aaron Kennedy
Hair & Make-Up Val Sherlock
Text Research James Moran
Production Manager Rob Usher (1)
Production Manager Sean Dennehy
Chief LX Richard Lambert
Sound Engineer Benny Lynch
Producer Aoife White
Photography Ros Kavanagh
Digital Media Marketing Noelia Ruiz
Graphic Design Gareth Jones
Associate Director Dick Walsh
Associate Designer Zia Bergin-Holly



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Pan Pan

  • Address

    Curved Sreet
    Temple Bar, Dublin 2
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 633 4493

  • Email

  • Website


The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme.