The Importance of Being Earnest is the jewel in the crown of the Oscar Wilde Season. Don't miss your chance to get tickets now!
One of Oscar Wilde’s most popular plays, known and loved for its high farce, sharply intelligent dialogue and satire of Victorian society The Importance of Being Earnest was the last comic or dramatic work Oscar Wilde wrote.
The Importance of Being Earnest focuses on two young men who discover they have each crafted elaborate double lives to avoid the social obligations they find so cumbersome. Through a series of lies, that happen to be truths and truths that happen to be lies couples are engaged, loves are forbidden, and long lost identities revealed. This tightly crafted show is full of wit and humour. There is no wonder that Wilde’s last play is his most popular, which has gone on to be revived in countless forms.
Michael Fentiman’s witty new production stars Olivier-Award winner Sophie Thompson (Guys and Dolls, Chichester/West End; Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Jeremy Swift (Downton Abbey, ITV), alongside Fiona Button (The Split, BBC), Pippa Nixon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, RSC) and Stella Gonet (Handbagged, Hampstead Theatre/West End).‘It is very romantic to be in love. The very essence of romance is uncertainty’
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Former artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Dominic Dromgoole’s new theatre company, Classic Spring, is presenting a yearlong season of Oscar Wilde plays, centring on his Victorian plays.