by Oscar Wilde
presented by David Ball Productions and Redwright Productions
directed by Sarah Redmond
original music by Dan Gillingwater
In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing
John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff are dissatisfied with their tediously mundane lives. To escape the burden of social obligation they attempt to win the hearts of two women who claim to only love men called Ernest. Both men create alter egos and become tangled in a web of mishap and misadventure.
The Importance of Being Earnest is a playful and amusing story of romance, secret identities and cucumber sandwiches. Often referred to as ‘A Trivial Comedy for Serious People’, Wilde’s most famous and successful play is one of the greatest comedies ever written.
It is exquisitely trivial, a delicate bubble of fancy, and it has a philosophy…. That we should treat all the trivial things of life very seriously, and all the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality. Oscar Wilde
Press for previous production On The Piste
a hysterical performance all round….. The performances and direction were teamed up perfectly. ★★★★★ Everything Theatre
some of the set pieces are quite brilliant….The acting is of the highest standard…..It’s an extremely impressive piece of work. ★★★★ London Pub Theatres
The cast have their comic timing nailed down perfectly ★★★★ LondonTheatre1
The audience’s laughs, though at times bittersweet, were universal. John Godber’s script remains fresh and is delivered beautifully…. I don’t laugh out loud often, but I made quite a few exceptions for this play. ★★★★ The Spy in the Stalls
…if you’re looking for an evening of belly laughs, you need to go On The Piste. ★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions
Tuesday 14 November to Saturday 2 December 2017 at 7.45pm
Tickets: £15, £12 conc
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Box office: 0333 666 3366
There is no charge for online bookings
Telephone reservations have a £1.50 booking fee
Running time: Two hours, including interval.