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The Importance Of Being Earnest

This show has now closed, please visit our London Shows page for a full list of current productions.

About the Show Less...

Come and laugh – for the first time or the umpteenth – at Wilde's dazzling wit and be shocked to hear of a baby found in a ‘hand-bag’. Read More >

The Importance Of Being Earnest is one of the great masterpieces of English comedy. Full of hidden identities, razor sharp wit and a hilarious, twisting plot The Importance Of Being Earnest still has the power to make audience’s young and old laugh til they cry.

Oscar Wilde’s classic tale follows the story of Algernon and Earnest as their double lives twist and intertwine with the beautiful Cecily and Gwendolen. Whilst the ever watchful eye of cucumber sandwich eating Lady Bracknell is never far away.

The Rose Theatre’s hilarious production sees Jane Asher return as Lady Bracknell under the direction of Stephen Unwin.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 22/09/2011

Closing Night: 30/10/2011

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Cast & Creative


Includes Jane Asher


Director - Stephen Unwin

Producer - Rose Theatre

Author - Oscar Wilde

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