By Oscar Wilde
“The truth is rarely pure and never simple…”
Best friends and fashionable young men, Algernon Moncrieff and Jack Worthing, seem to have hit upon the perfect ruse to escape their social responsibilities. They lead double lives – one in the city and one in the country. But when love enters the mix, confusion reigns. Into these choppy waters sails the formidable Lady Bracknell…
Oxford Theatre Guild present Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy for the very first time – updating the action to the roaring 1920s, where the young are determined to escape the strait-laced attitudes of the previous Edwardian era and embrace freedom and frivolity.
One of Oscar Wilde’s most enduringly popular plays, The Importance of Being Earnest features some of his best-loved characters, including Lady Bracknell, Miss Prism, Jack Worthing and Gwendolen Fairfax. A razor-sharp satire of snobbery and class distinctions, and an evening of hilarious misunderstandings.
Please see important booking information below.
Dates & Times:
Tuesday 16 April at 7.30pm
Wednesday 17 April at 7.30pm
Thursday 18 April at 7.30pm
Friday 19 April at 8.00pm
Saturday 20 April at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Age guidance: 12+
120 minutes, including an interval.
Oxford Playhouse and its Burton Taylor Studio present and produce several live performances and feature a rich array of British and international dramas, family entertainment, contemporary dance and music, student and amateur shows, comedy, lectures and poetry.
The Playhouse not only produces and tours its own theatrical productions, but it also fosters creativity through its Artists in Residence program and the Playhouse Plays Out series, which brings unique events to various locations across the county.
The theatre’s Participation Team engages over 15,000 individuals annually, offering an extensive range of activities, including post-show discussions, workshops, work experience opportunities, holiday programs, a youth theatre, and a company for young performers.
Oxford Playhouse stands dedicated to its mission of being a Playhouse for all, striving to ignite inspiration and bring about transformative experiences through its commitment to creativity on its stages, within its community and online.
Discover more about Oxford Playhouse, including travel, access and venue information.