THE current play being shown at the Bath Theatre Royal is a new production of the Oscar Wilde much loved classic The Importance of being Earnest.

David Suchet stars as Lady Bracknell in Wilde’s masterpiece directed by Adrian Noble, which is a on a short tour prior to playing in the West End.

Two bachelor friends, dandy Algernon Moncrieff and reliable John Worthing, lead double lives to court the attentions of Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew.

The pair then must deal with the consequences of their ruse and with the formidable Lady Bracknell.

The play is full of witty comments still relevant to a modern audience, 120 years after it was first performed, and is set over three acts.

The sets and costumes were of a really high quality, very in keeping with the 1800s, with the lady’s in full costume complete with hats and umbrellas.

Suchet, best known as Poirot, was fantastic in the role and the famous line about being related to a handbag had everyone in stitches.

Philip Cumbus and Imogen Doel were also very funny and were dropping one liner’s every few minutes much to the audience delight.

The cast also includes Michele Dotrice, best known for BBC sitcom Some Mothers Do Ave Em and Richard O’Callaghan best known for lead roles in the classic films carry on at your convenience.

I really enjoyed the show and look forward to watching future comedies featuring this talented cast in the future.