Gwen Taylor to star in Importance in Manchester

David Upton

Gwen Taylor will star as Lady Bracknell in a 2018 UK tour of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance Of Being Earnest, alongside Susan Penhaligon as Miss Prism.

The show stops off at Manchester Opera House from March 13 to 17.

Taylor is best known for playing the title role in the ITV sitcom Barbara, as well as Anne Foster in Coronation Street.

Susan Penhaligon is currently appearing in Rufus Norris’s production of Cabaret alongside Will Young and Louise Redknapp. She has a wide range of TV credits to her name, including Upstairs Downstairs.

Oscar Wilde’s much-loved comedy follows Jack Worthing’s endeavours to marry Algernon’s cousin, the beautiful Gwendolen. But first he must convince the fearsome Lady Bracknell of his respectability.