The Importance of Being Earnest by the master of comedy Oscar Wilde, makes a welcome visit to Plymouth 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, Earnest, 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.
*Please note Kerry Ellis will not be performing on the Friday 16th and Saturday 17th – and the role of Gwendolen will be played by Hannah Louise Howell.
Run time: This production will have x2 15 min intervals
Act 1 – 40 mins
Act 2 – 40 mins
Act 3 – 35 mins
2 hours 40 including the interval. approx.
Pricing & Concessions
Tue – Thu Evening & Sat Matinee Performances
Price band A: £26.50
Price band B: £24.50
Price band E: £15 (restricted view)
Fri & Sat Evening Performances
Price band A: £29
Price band B: £27
Price band E: £16 (restricted view)
Price band A: £24
Price band B: £23
Price band E: £12 (restricted view)
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Under 16s, Student, Young Company
£10 off A & B (Tue – Thu eves & Sat matinee)
£8 off A & B (Tue – Thu eves & Sat matinee)
Over 60s, Disabled, People’s Company
£3.50 off A & B (Tue – Thu eves & Sat matinee)
£6 off, A & B (Tue – Thu eves & Sat matinee)
£10 off A & B (First performance only)
Groups of 10+:
£5 off per ticket, A & B all performances (plus 1 complimentary ticket for bookings 20+)
School groups of 10+:
£10 tickets, A, B & C (Tue – Thu all performances)
Dates & Times
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