Oscar wilde's brilliant and much loved comedy
THE importance of being earnest
Oscar Wilde’s brilliant and much-loved comedy of love, manners and mistaken identity has been delighting audiences for over 100 years. It’s Victorian England and two young bachelors have taken to bending the truth to add a dash of excitement to their lives. Jack invents a brother ‘Ernest’ as an excuse to leave his dull country life behind him so he can pursue Gwendolen, the delectable daughter of the formidable Lady Bracknell. Across town Algernon decides to take the name Ernest, when visiting Jack’s young ward Cecily. When each gentleman is forced to unwind his web of lies and reveal himself – being earnest takes on a new meaning. The Importance of Being Earnest is definitely a ‘trivial play for serious people’.
This production is presented by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.