A SHORT season of Oscar Wilde classics starts this month on the big screen at the Regent Centre in Christchurch.

The new series of shows, which were recorded live on stage at London’s Vaudeville Theatre, starts with A Woman of No Importance (U) this month.

Starring Anne Reid and Eleanor Bron, there will be two screenings on Wednesday, January 24 at 2.15pm and 7.15pm.

This will be followed on Monday, March 26 at 2.15pm and 7.15pm with a screening of Lady Windermere’s Fan.

Further screenings in 2018 include An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest. (Times and dates were still to be confirmed at time of going to press).

Olivier award-winner Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler) and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) star in this new classically staged production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole, former artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe.

The first play from the Classic Spring Theatre Company’s Oscar Wilde Season, A Woman of No Importance was filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End on November 28 last year especially for the cinema screen.

First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today.

To book tickets or for more details, call 01202 499199 or visit regentcentre.co.uk