The trivial comedy for serious people is back.

Mistaken identity and romance collide with cucumber sandwiches and a handbag in Oscar Wilde’s much-loved comedy of manners.

Jack loves Gwendolen. Algernon loves Cecily; though both of them are engaged to the roguish Ernest – much to the disapproval of the formidable Lady Bracknell. Unfortunately, Ernest doesn’t actually exist, and when his true identity is revealed, being earnest takes on a whole new importance!

Following the success of their first national tour in 2022, HangFire Theatre return with a revival of their fast-paced and hilarious adaptation of Wilde’s famous comic masterpiece.

“Laughed and laughed through tonight’s absolutely brilliant performance of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ What a tonic!”

“Wow! Wow! Wow! Best version of ‘Importance’ we have ever seen. Loved the whole thing. So funny”

hangFire’s The Importance of Being Earnest is a fast-paced and cut-down adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s famous comic masterpiece, editing the original piece down to just six characters but keeping the humour, romance, wit and social critique of the original play.

Tickets £17.50 | £14.50 Members


Show information

Running time: 2 hours 5 minutes

When can I see the only performance of The Importance of Being Earnest?

Date & Details Tickets & Pricing

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Monday 15 Apr 2024
Starts: 19:30 | Ends: 21:35

Standard £17.50

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