Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company presents

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

Friday 31 August - Saturday 22 September

Auditorium - Tickets: £7.50 - £27

Running time - 2 hours 25 minutes (including an interval of 20 minutes)

Details

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!

Twitter: #beingearnest

Cast

Jack Worthing Sam Callis
Algernon Moncrieff Hywel Morgan
Gwendolen Fairfax Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahidi
Cecily Cardew Anjli Mohindra
Lady Bracknell Joanna Brookes
Miss Prism Claire Storey
Canon Chasuble John Elkington
Lane and Merriman Robert Benfield

Creative Team

Director Giles Croft
Designer Tim Meacock
Lighting Designer Mark Doubleday
Assistant Director Beth Shouler

Media sponsor:

Smooth Radio

Autumn season sponsored by

The Nottingham

Dates & Times

The Importance of Being Earnest - Fri 31 Aug 7:45pm Fri 31 Aug Auditorium 7:45pm Preview Hot Night £7.50 - £27
The Importance of Being Earnest - Sat 1 Sep 7:45pm Sat 1 Sep Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £27
The Importance of Being Earnest - Mon 3 Sep 7:45pm Mon 3 Sep Auditorium 7:45pm Preview Hot Night £7.50 - £27
The Importance of Being Earnest - Tue 4 Sep 7:45pm Tue 4 Sep Auditorium 7:45pm Press Night £7.50 - £27
The Importance of Being Earnest - Wed 5 Sep 7:45pm Wed 5 Sep Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £27
The Importance of Being Earnest - Thu 6 Sep 1:30pm Thu 6 Sep Auditorium 1:30pm £7.50 - £27
The Importance of Being Earnest - Thu 6 Sep 7:45pm Thu 6 Sep Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £27
The Importance of Being Earnest - Fri 7 Sep 7:45pm Fri 7 Sep Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £27
The Importance of Being Earnest - Sat 8 Sep 2:30pm Sat 8 Sep Auditorium 2:30pm £7.50 - £27
The Importance of Being Earnest - Sat 8 Sep 7:45pm Sat 8 Sep Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £27
The Importance of Being Earnest - Tue 11 Sep 7:45pm Tue 11 Sep Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £27
The Importance of Being Earnest - Wed 12 Sep 7:45pm Wed 12 Sep Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £27
The Importance of Being Earnest - Thu 13 Sep 1:30pm Thu 13 Sep Auditorium 1:30pm £7.50 - £27
The Importance of Being Earnest - Thu 13 Sep 7:45pm Thu 13 Sep Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £27
The Importance of Being Earnest - Fri 14 Sep 7:45pm Fri 14 Sep Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £27
The Importance of Being Earnest - Sat 15 Sep 2:30pm Sat 15 Sep Auditorium 2:30pm Audio Described Performance £7.50 - £27
The Importance of Being Earnest - Sat 15 Sep 7:45pm Sat 15 Sep Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £27
The Importance of Being Earnest - Tue 18 Sep 7:45pm Tue 18 Sep Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £27
The Importance of Being Earnest - Wed 19 Sep 1:30pm Wed 19 Sep Auditorium 1:30pm £7.50 - £27
The Importance of Being Earnest - Wed 19 Sep 7:45pm Wed 19 Sep Auditorium 7:45pm Audio Described Performance £7.50 - £27
The Importance of Being Earnest - Thu 20 Sep 7:45pm Thu 20 Sep Auditorium 7:45pm Captioned Performance £7.50 - £27
The Importance of Being Earnest - Fri 21 Sep 7:45pm Fri 21 Sep Auditorium 7:45pm Sign Interpreted £7.50 - £27
The Importance of Being Earnest - Sat 22 Sep 7:45pm Sat 22 Sep Auditorium 7:45pm £7.50 - £27

Reviews

Five stars *****

A dazzling new production…comic timing is pitch perfect

The Gay UK

Well acted and beautifully paced

Alan Geary, Nottingham Post

Tasty comic moments

The Times

A truly Oscar-worthy night of theatre

Nottingham Post

Plenty of laughs, all in the right places

LeftLion

A thoroughly entertaining evening…wholeheartedly recommended

Theatreworld

Irresistible comedy…a delight to watch.

Notts Arts Blog

Refreshing

The Stage

A fine performance all round has given this Wilde masterpiece added sparkle

John Holmes, BBC Radio Nottingham

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