The Importance of Being Earnest

Theatre (farce)

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Description

Fresh from a sell-out run in Berlin comes this lively reimagining of Oscar Wilde’s sardonic comedy. Introducing a dash of rebellious German counterculture to the proceedings, audiences will join Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff as they down shots at the bar, before being transported into the German countryside to meet dear little Cecily Cardew and her admirable governess Miss Prism. One should expect frivolous antics, shameless high jinks, and plenty of muffins. Emerging international theatre company Shakespeare: Reloaded are best known for performing classic plays with a bold, contemporary edge. This marks their UK debut.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Up a ramp into the building then level access into the theatre.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Thomas N 81 days ago

The first rendition of Wilde's story I'd ever seen or read, and it was an electrifying delight. Excellent physical comedy, outrageous characters, and snappy timing made it as memorable as it was hilarious.

Jo Walton 81 days ago

This was an absolute delight, perfectly paced and utterly manic, with great comic timing. I know the play really well, but this production still managed to surprise me as the characters literally climbed over each other. Wonderful, highly recommended. I loved it.

Ada Palmer 81 days ago

Wonderful! A vibrant, energetic performance with strong overtones of commedia dell'arte physicality. I've seen many versions of the play and would never have imagined a production with so much movement, dynamism, and passion, a completely different feeling from the usual sharp wit and understated primness, but it worked brilliantly. The whole room was shaking with laughter, a brilliant and original take, and definitely a company to look out for in future!

Jenna Stone 82 days ago

A vibrant, physical show, that captured the absurdity behind the title of how important it was to have the name Earnest. An international cast that spoke near perfect English in lovely accents. Loved it. Would definitely recommend it.


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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 80 days ago

Shakespeare: Reloaded have reworked this classic Oscar Wilde play into something almost unrecognisable. In most adaptations, the characters maintain their upright Victorian façade while meandering through Wilde’s whimsical prose. This interpretation of The Importance of Being Earnest has no time for such restraint. With a cast from all over the...

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