Wilde’s riotous comedy of false identities and true love reimagined
Oscar Wilde’s genius humour meets contemporary culture in a theatrical rollercoaster packed with shade, wit and plenty of gags.
2021 RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award winner, Denzel Westley-Sanderson breathes fresh new life into Wilde’s sharpest and wittiest comedy: The Importance of Being Earnest.
This is a classic satire, vibrantly retold about dysfunctional families, class, gender and sexuality.
The Importance of Being Earnest is booking from 1 November 2022 until 12 November 2022 at Rose Theatre Kingston.
What is The Importance of Being Earnest about?
Wilde’s satire of Victorian manners, opens as two bachelors, the dependable John Worthing J.P. and upper class playboy Algernon Moncrieff, create different identities for themselves in order to pursue two eligible young ladies: Cecily Cardew and Gwendolyn Fairfax.
The hilarious misadventures which result from their subterfuge, including brushes with the inimitable Lady Bracknell and the uptight Miss Prism, makes for a plot full of twists and some of the wittiest and most sparkling dialogue ever written for the stage.
Who’s in The Importance of Being Earnest cast?
The cast features Justice Ritchie, Abiola Owokoniran, Daniel Jacob, Anita Reynolds, Adele James, Joanne Henry, Valentine Hanson and Phoebe Campbell.
Directed by Denzel Westley-Sanderson with design by Lily Arnold, lighting by Zoe Spurr, Sound by Beth Duke and movement by Tinovimbanashe Sibanda. Assistant director is Becca Chadder and dramaturg is Phillippe Cato.
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
Venue InformationRose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street , Kingston, KT1 1HL
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