The Importance Of Nothing
Apr 25 2018
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The Importance of Nothing is laced with laced with nuance, dark humour and double-meanings.
The Importance of Nothing is set in a sparse, abstract prison where the inmates are subject to drama therapy 24 hours a day. But there’s a catch: the therapist is Lady Lancing from The Importance of Being Earnest, and her anti-homophobic workshops are all based on the works of Oscar Wilde.
Pan Pan Theatre, producers of The Importance of Nothing, are arguably the country’s leading experimental theatre group and they have a penchant for recontextualising the work of canonical Irish playwrights. Here, they repurpose Wilde’s characters, themes, and witty epigrams to explore issues of sexuality and societal norms in the 21st century.
Featuring stand-out performances from Mark O’Halloran and Una McKevitt, The Importance of Nothing is laced with nuance, dark humour, and double-meanings.