Leighton Buzzard be braced for David Suchet’s new role

David Suchet in The Importance of Being Earnest
David Suchet in The Importance of Being Earnest

Prepare to see Hercule Poirot as you have never seen him before with a screening of a theatre production at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre.

Actor David Suchet swaps his little grey cells for a handbag when he portrays Victorian matriarch Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.

The show in which he plays the formidable character was originally filmed at London’s Vaudeville Theatre.

The screening can be seen at 6.30pm on Saturday July 2.

The much loved play has been described by the theatre as: “A superb satire on Victorian manners and one of the funniest plays in the English language, the delightful repartee and hilarious piercing of hypocrisy will make you laugh out loud.”

The Olivier award winning actor played the famous Belgian detective from 1989 to 2013 and has filmed adaptations of all but one of Agatha Christie’s stories featuring the character.

Tickets for the screening are £15 for adults and £13 for concessions.

For further information or to book tickets call 0300 300 8125 or visit www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.