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Vaudeville Theatre, London4.239 reviews
This is your last chance to see Oscar Wilde's most popular work! Don't miss this highlight of the Oscar Wilde Season!

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Less than a month left to see The Importance of Being Earnest, the jewel in the crown of the Oscar Wilde Season. Book your tickets now, before it is too late!

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’

Tickets for The Importance of Being Earnest are only available until 20 October, book now to ensure the best seats and avoid disappointment!

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.

Additional Information

Running time

2hr 10min (inc. interval)

Performance dates

Booking until 20 October 2018


Recommended for ages 8 and above.

Venue Information

Vaudeville Theatre404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH

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Customer Reviews

39 reviews4.2

Simon21st October

It is a very good service,

irene p20th October

After thoroughly enjoying the previous three productions I was very disappointed with this one, but please remember this is only an old fogies opinion. For me the words were spken too quickly (as though the actors were eager to be elsewhere) and, although I'm familiar with the plot, I was not able to savour it. Also, the 'business' with the food was bewildering. I don't like being negative and apologise to the actors who were probably only doing what they were told.

Andrew17th October

View was a little restricted and actors not 100% audible in Grand Circle. But generally very good thanks.

Angeles Pocock10th October

I loved it a lot, very good actors

john blood7th October

This is the first time i left a play early . One of my favourite oscar wilde plays,howeve i found this beyond ridiculous.

Denise Woodhead4th October

The show was fantastic! Loved the whole thing

William Mcleod4th October

Being an avid West End fan for 40 years, this is only one I left the theatre at the interval. Disappointing. Reviews stating it was Amazing! Superb! Fantastic! Really??? I understand why it is closing down. Definitely not recommended.

Stephen O'Brien3rd October

Great actors interpreting the play in a way you hope Oscar Wilde meant.


High quality performance by actors who had studied both play and its context.

Mrs Ann Orpin30th September

This is an outstanding play and the players did it justice - great fun

Emma McGregor29th September

Fantastic interpretation! Perfectly performed.

Ana Laura Gomez29th September

The play is good, however the bar service is one of the worst I’ve ever seen