The Importance of Being Earnest

Published 27 April 2006

Mr Worthing is Jack in the country, but Ernest in town, where he is wooing the delectable Gwendolen. His best friend Algy is a rake and womaniser, who on learning that Jack has an excessively pretty ward called Cecily, sets out on a bunburying adventure to win her hand. Meanwhile, Cecily has already decided that she wants to marry Ernest. None of this will happen if the formidable Lady Bracknell gets her way. Confused? You should be.

The Importance of Being Earnest is a witty comedy of mistaken identity, liberally sprinkled with quips and one liners from Oscar Wilde’s famously acid pen.

What is does bunburying involve? who gets handbagged? Come and find out for yourself

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