The Importance of Being Earnest

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Booking from 20 July 2018 until 20 October 2018
Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy of manners The Importance of Being Earnest is revived once more in the West End, featuring as part of the year-long celebratory season of the playwright. Following on from productions including A Woman of No Importance, Lady Windermere’s Fan and An Ideal Husband, the season discovers how Wilde’s works remain so relevant today.

Widely acknowledged as one of England’s funniest plays, Wilde’s play is a masterpiece combination of love, logic and language. Taking place in a world full of gentlemen and ladies, the play sees Jack, Algernon, Gwendolyn and Cecily embark on tumultuous romantic journeys, under the watchful eye of the inimitable Lady Bracknell.

Last seen in the West End at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2015, in a production starring David Suchet as Lady Bracknell, The Importance of Being Earnest is one of the most commonly staged plays in the country. Presented by Dominic Dromgoole, who is at the helm of the entire season, the production promises a stellar cast and creative team.

Playing a limited number of performances at the London venue, The Importance of Being Earnest plays at the Vaudeville Theatre from July 20th to October 20th 2018, with an official opening on August 2nd 2018. The play rounds off the year’s season, which has included stars such as Eve Best and Jennifer Saunders.

Child Friendly?

The Importance of Being Earnest is recommended for those aged 8 and up.

Seating Tips

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