“A truly Oscar-worthy night of theatre.”

Friday 7th September 2012

“A truly Oscar-worthy night of theatre.”

This week The Importance of Being Earnest has opened our autumn season and it seems people are falling in love all over again with the wit of Oscar Wilde’s razor-sharp dialogue.

The Nottingham Post has hailed it “a truly Oscar-worthy night of theatre” which is “well acted and beautifully paced.” LeftLion describe the play as having “plenty of laughs, all in the right places.”

People have got in touch through Twitter @SkyMirror using the hash tag #beingearnest to say how much they have enjoyed the show:

#BeingEarnest@Nottingham Playhouse is excellent. Great pace, great cast. It’s fresh & very funny. Loved it! – Nick Wood

A brilliant performance of #BeingEarnest @SkyMirror laughs a plenty. It would be a shame to miss such a delight! – Laura Woodward

Three shows in rehearsal

As the curtain comes up on The Importance of Being Earnest work behind the scenes continues as we currently have three productions in rehearsal.

Stephanie Sirr directs Playhouse favourite John Elkington in Lady Bracknell’s Confinement (17 – 22 Sep). This is a studio show designed to complement The Importance of Being Earnest, and will be a must-see for any Oscar Wilde fans. With its one-man cast, short duration and 1.30pm start time during the week, this is a perfect performance for those who find it difficult to attend an evening show.

Our Education Officer Sarah Stephenson is directing a devised piece called Home? (13 – 15 Sep) as part of World Event Young Artists.

And finally Matt Aston has also begun rehearsals for Diary of a Football Nobody (5 – 20 Oct), with Eric Richard (Sergeant Bob Cryer in The Bill for 17 years). Eric had the room in stitches at the read-through and is sure to be outstanding in his role as Jimmy Sirrel. This play is based on the book Steak…Diana Ross: Diary of a Football Nobody by David McVay and adapted for the stage by acclaimed Nottinghamshire writer William Ivory.

Tickets for all of the above show are available by calling our Box Office on 0115 941 9419.