The Importance Of Being Earnest Tickets London Theatre

The Importance Of Being Earnest Tickets

3.3 (3) · Modern

“Launched with a flourish” (The Sunday Times), Classic Spring’s Oscar Wilde Season promises to cast new light on Wilde's ground-breaking work, showing how more than a century on, he still strikes to the heart of social scandal.

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Classic Spring is a new theatre company, formed by Dominic Dromgoole (former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre) to celebrate the bold and ground breaking work of proscenium playwrights in the architecture for which they wrote.

Widely considered one of the funniest plays in English, Wilde’s much loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays.

Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners.

‘It is very romantic to be in love. The very essence of romance is uncertainty’

Critic reviews

Bawdy muddle makes a mockery of Wilde’s subtlety

· The Telegraph

Does anybody need The Importance “decoding” in this heavy-handed, pseudo-radical way?

· The Independent

Michael Fentiman’s coarse production robs Wilde of his decorum, swapping subtleties and satire for screaming and sex

· The Guardian

Unafraid of daftness and exaggeration, it’s an entertaining conclusion to the Classic Spring company’s year-long West End celebration of Wilde

· Evening Standard

Unforgettable, life-enhancing, and with an edge of surprise

· WhatsOnStage

This queered-up take on WIlde’s most famous play doesn’t really work

· Time Out

Heavy-handed production that strips Wilde’s writing of all its delicacy

· The Stage
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Fri 20 Jul - Sat 20 Oct, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


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