The Importance of Being Earnest

Date(s) - 27 Mar 2013
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia

Captioned Performance: Wednesday, 27 March 2013 at 7.30pm.

Booking details: Be sure to book a seat with a view of the caption screens. Captions also available on mobiles and tablets.

“A masterpiece of honed wit and formal perfection.”
The Telegraph
In Oscar Wilde’s most famous play, the dandy Algernon and dapper Jack are best friends, who, unbeknownst to each other, both employ different identities in London and the countryside.

When Jack proposes to Algernon’s cousin Gwendolen, and Algernon falls for Jack’s ward Cecily, both do so using the pseudonym Ernest. Amidst mistaken identities and giddy confusion towers Gwendolen’s mother, the imposing Lady Bracknell, as a paragon of Edwardian propriety, who refuses to be anything but earnest!

This masterful comedy of manners, considered to be the wittiest play in the English language, sparkles with classic bon mots and brilliant dialogue that will lift your spirits.

“In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity is the vital thing.” Oscar Wilde

“This is Oscar Wilde’s Edwardian rom-com, in which four beautiful young people meet their true loves. Wilde has fashioned us a delightful soufflé of a play, sparkling with elegance, wit and fabulous frocks.” – Kate Cherry

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