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The Importance of Being Earnest


presented by The Pantaloons

Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, he doesn’t exist. Or does he…?
Best friends Jack and Algy have both created alter-egos to win the affections of their beloveds; but when will they stop being Ernest and start being, well, earnest?
Wilde’s comic masterpiece gets The Pantaloons treatment in their anarchic take on the classic comedy of manners. This energetic and musical production from the critically-acclaimed company infuses Wilde’s witty words with snappy new songs and frantically funny physical theatre to give this perennially popular play a hilarious contemporary twist!

“Wonderfully inventive … catching this touring show will feel like putting on a forgotten pair of slippers and finding them even more comfy than you recall.” (Rotherham Advertiser)

The Pantaloons are the “inimitable” (Guardian) and “wholly charming” (Times) touring theatre company bringing a vital sense of “play” back to classical performance. In our theatre, your imagination is just as important as ours.

“A cleverly adapted, joyous comic makeover of the treasured story.” (The Stage on The Pantaloons’ production of Pride & Prejudice)

Tickets:- £16 Adults, 21yrs & under and unwaged £13 (a small booking fee applies) Start time 7.30pm, and there is a 20 minute Interval.
Group rates (10+) and other ticket enquiries here.

When and Where?

Saturday 15th June

Doors open at 6.45pm
Performances begin at 7:30pm

The Gallery Studio Theatre,
St George’s Street