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The Importance Being Earnest by the master of comedy Oscar Wilde, makes a welcome return to society in this wonderfully witty, deliciously decadent and classic revival from The Original Theatre Company.
 
Jack wishes to marry Algernon’s cousin the beautiful Gwendolen but first he must convince her mother, the fearsome Lady Bracknell, of the respectability of his parents and his past. For Jack, however, this is not as easy as it sounds, having started life abandoned in a handbag at Victoria station. Prepare to take a welcome turn with Wilde’s much-loved Algernon, Jack, Gwendolen and Cecily, as town and country clash in a brilliant and wildly funny story of romance, identity, perambulators and capacious handbags.
 
Starring national treasure Gwen Taylor (Coronation Street, Duty Free and Barbara) as the formidable Lady Bracknell, Downton Abbey favourite Thomas Howes as Algernon, Broadway and West End star Kerry Ellis* sharing the role of Gwendolen with Hannah Louise Howell and the delightful Susan Penhaligon (Upstairs Downstairs and Bergerac) as the hapless Miss Prism.

2018 TOUR DATES

GUILDFORD* Yvonne Arnaud

​Wed 24 Jan – Sat 3 Feb
Box Office: 01483 440000
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HEREFORD* Courtyard Theatre

Mon 5 – Sat 10 Feb
Box Office: 01432 340555
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PLYMOUTH* Theatre Royal

Tue 13 – Sat 17 Feb
Box Office: 01752 267222
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*Please note Hannah Louise Howell will be performing the role of Gwendolen on 16th and 17th Feb.

BELFAST* Grand Opera House

​Tue 20 – Sat 24 Feb
Box Office: 028 9024 1919
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BATH* Theatre Royal

​Tue 27 Feb – Sat 3 Mar
Box Office: 01225 448844
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*Please note Hannah Louise Howell will be performing the role of Gwendolen on 2nd and 3rd Mar.

WINCHESTER Theatre Royal

​Mon 5 – 10 Sat Mar
Box Office: 01962 840440
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MANCHESTER* Opera House

​Tue 13 – Sat 17 Mar
Box Office: 0844 871 3018
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SALISBURY Playhouse

​Tue 20 – Sat 24 Mar
Box Office: 01722 320333
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LICHFIELD Garrick Theatre

​Tue 27 – Sat 31 Mar
Box Office: 01543 412121
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BROMLEY Churchill Theatre

​Tue 3 – Sat 7 Apr
Box Office: 020 3285 6000
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CAMBRIDGE Arts Theatre

​Mon 9 – Sat 14 Apr
Box Office: 01223 503333
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YORK Theatre Royal

​Tue 17 – Sat 21 Apr
Box Office: 01904 623568
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EASTBOURNE Devonshire Park Theatre

​Tue 24 – Sat 28 Apr
Box Office: 01323 412000
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*The role of Gwendolen will be played by Kerry Ellis.

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