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Ended 7 Nov 2015 after 4 months

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"David Suchet's Lady Bracknell is majestically funny"

The Guardian

Closed 7 Nov 2015

I hope you have not been leading a double life...

Undoubtedly Oscar Wilde's most famous work, The Importance of Being Earnest is a perfectly pitched comedy of manners that includes elements of farce and mischief as it wittily de-constructs the trivial matters of civilized Victorian society.

The tale of two dandy bachelors whose use of the pseudonym Earnest gets them into hijinks as both attempt to win two potential wives, the sensible Gwendolen and the innocent young heiress Cecily, much to the chagrin of the formidable Lady Bracknell. In a coup de theatre worthy of Wilde himself, stage legend and long-time Poriot David Suchet will be slipping to the woman's soft shoes himself, lending a potentially hilarious air to to the proceedings as the celebrated matriarch.

So don your best and be sure to bring your handbags for this revival, breathing new life into Oscar's caustic classic and keeping his memory alive in his beloved West End!


Upon it's premiere in 1895, the Marquis of Queensbury (the father of Wilde's lover) arrived with a bouquet of rotten vegetables, with the intention of chucking them at Wilde. Luckily, the plan was foiled and the show went on as planned.

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Opening night: 24 June 2015

Closing night: 7 November 2015

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