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The Importance Of Being Earnest

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About the Show Less...

Robin Herford, director of the West End smash hit The Woman In Black, brings Oscar Wilde's sparkling comedy to Greenwich Theatre. Read More >

Bachelor-about-town Algernon Moncrieff is frequently called away from family engagements by his sick friend Bunbury. But Bunbury doesn’t exist.

Country landowner Jack Worthing is regularly required in town to get his disreputable brother Earnest out of trouble. But then, Earnest doesn’t exist either…

As Algernon sets his romantic sights on Jack’s ward Cecily, and Earnest falls for Algernon’s cousin Gwendolyn, the two struggle to maintain their deceptions, but when Algernon poses as the non-existent Earnest, their careful plans are thrown into chaos.

Only the indomitable Lady Bracknell has the power to resolve the confusion – that is, with the help of an old black handbag…


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 30/03/2005

Closing Night: 09/04/2005

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Cast & Creative


Director - Robin Herford

Producer - Greenwich Theatre in association with British Theatre Playhouse (Singapore) presents

Designer - Michael Holt

Author - Oscar Wilde

About Greenwich Theatre

Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ES

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