The Importance of Being Earnest tickets
Wildly popular play returnsOscar Wilde's seminal play The Importance of Being Earnest makes a West End return as the grand finale of Dominic Dromgoole's year-long season honouring the acclaimed playwright at London's Vaudeville Theatre.
The witty and linguistically rich story of The Importance of Being Earnest centres around two men, Jack and Algernon, and their disdain for social obligations and responsibility. They both confess to leading double lives, each taking an identity for the town and one for the country. Love, deceit and triviality are prominent themes, with potential allusion to Wilde’s gay lifestyle.
Widely regarded as one of the funniest plays ever written in English, this play is also a biting critique of upper-class society. The Importance of Being Earnest is especially poignant as it was the last play Wilde published before being imprisoned.
Sophie Thompson (Guys and Dolls,) leads the cast as the sharp-tongued Lady Bracknell, alongside Jeremy Swift (Downton Abbey) as Reverend Chasuble and Pippa Nixon as Gwendolyn Fairfax.
As the final show of Dromgoole’s celebrated West End Oscar Wilde season, The Importance of Being Earnest tickets are too important to be missed.
Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including an interval)
Age recommendation: Best for age 8+