Usual Ticket Price: £24.50
Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Graham McLaren
Set and Costume Design by Robin Peoples
Lighting Design by Kate Bonney
Cast: Niall Cusack, Melody Grove, Patrick Jenkins, Aaron McCusker, Patrick Moy, Richard Orr, Paddy Scully, Ailish Symons
Oscar Wilde's 'Trivial Comedy for Serious People' is considered the funniest in the English Language.
Ernest loves Gwendolen. Cecily loves Ernest. What could possibly go wrong?
Double lives and double standards abound in this masterpiece of satirical wisdom where Jack and Algernon, two young men looking for escape from social obligations, pretend to be something that they are not... Earnest.
Things start to go awry when they both practice their deceptions at Cecily's country house at the same time and the two young ladies fear themselves rivals for the hand of one man. To thwart matters further, the formidable Lady Bracknell won't even contemplate Gwendolen marrying someone who was discovered as an infant at a railway station cloakroom in a handbag!
The Importance of Being Earnest is a delight from start to finish, with its high farce, witty dialogue and well observed satire about our sense of duty, keeping up appearances and our obsession with social status... no less relevant today than it was in Victorian times.
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