14th - 16th June 2018
The Importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
"We should treat all the trivial things of life seriously and all the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality"
Oscar Wilde's philosophy of 'The Importance of Being Earnest' his most sparkling, witty and light-hearted play of aristocratic manners and high society . A brilliant expose of Victorian social follies, this play is sure to amuse and provide an excellent evening's entertainment.
First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.