WATCH: Pan Pan look at Wilde’s Importance in Belltable-bound play

Alan Owens

Reporter:

PAN Pan theatre company’s acclaimed play The Importance of Nothing comes to Limerick this weekend.

A comedy about a drama therapy class which focuses on the work of Oscar Wilde in an imaginary prison, it is directed by Gavin Quinn and boasts an ensemble cast of Andrew Bennett, Una McKevitt, Mark O’Halloran, Judith Roddy and Dylan Tighe.

Wilde’s material is used by drama therapist Lady Lancing to test the prisoners’ patience and imaginations, the theatre company explains of the work, and the prisoners are in turn challenged to refashion or completely overhaul the famous playwright’s material.

A play that combines great literary work with humour and radically repurposes the classic works in a cunning production, according to just some of the many effusive reviews, The Importance of Nothing notably features music by eclectic Irish musician Si Schroeder.

It takes to the Belltable stage from April 13-14.

See www.limetreetheatre.ie for more.