“The audience went Wilde”, Australian Stage.
A trivial comedy performed by two serious people.
This particularly anarchic production of Oscar Wilde’s classic was co-commissioned by the Barbican and Powerhouse, Brisbane, (following a string of hit shows) and directed by Dr. Jude Kelly OBE, currently Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre.
The show went on to tour worldwide and received many standing ovations.
“It’s hard to imagine how two men can play nine different characters, let alone in the last scene when all the major protagonists of varying age, gender and believability are on stage at once, but Jon Haynes and David Woods, under the wonderful appellation Ridiculusmus manage to pull it off with indubitable talent, considerable panache, a fabulous comic sense and the aid of some amazing costume changes. It must be seen to be believed”. The Stage.
Ridiculusmus’ The Importance of Being Earnest is as funny and stylish as Oscar could have wanted, while giving audiences another way of experiencing it”, Sunday Age.
“Wilde’s ricochet of aphorisms is a gift for Ridiculusmus’ brand of unsettling and highly energized theatre. A uproarious mess of nonsense.”, Sydney Stage Online.’Masters of comic invention’ Ridiculusmus bring their unique brand of seriously funny theatre to Wilde’s great comedy of manners.
Theater Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
Stadttheater Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane, Australia
Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, Australia
Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney, Australia
American Repertory Theatre, Boston, USA
Malthouse Theatre (Melbourne Comedy Festival), Melbourne, Australia
Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Norwich Playhouse, Norwich
West Wing Arts Space, Slough
Riding Hall, Nottinghamshire
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
Theatre Royal, Winchester
Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury
Phoenix Theatre, Leicester
Riverhead Theatre, Louth
Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe
Birton Bradstock Village Hall, Dorset
Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
Brindley Theatre, Runcorn
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
The Lowry, Salford Quays
South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell
Octagon Theatre, Bolton