Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy is coming to Yorkshire… via London’s Drayton Arms Theatre this week. Th’Importance of Bein’ Earnest had its get-in yesterday. What did the company get up to in rehearsals? See our photo gallery – and then get booking!
Th’Importance of Bein’ Earnest, with its regional, working-class take on Wilde’s 1895 classic, runs at London’s Drayton Arms Theatre from 5 to 23 February 2019, with a press night on 7 February.
Jack loves Gwendolen, Gwendolen loves Ernest, Algy loves Cecily, Cecily loves Ernest, Gwendolen’s Ernest is Jack, Cecily’s Ernest is Algy and who on Earth is Burnbury!?
LKT Productions’ vivid reimagining of everyone’s favourite classic comedy relocates the action from Victorian London to a Yorkshire Council estate. Gone are the starched collars and cups of tea, in are the Leeds United football shirts and cans of Stella. Oscar Wilde meets Shameless.
Toby Hampton co-directs with Luke Adamson, who plays Algernon. Adamson is joined in the cast of Th’Importance of Bein’ Earnest by Heather Dutton, Janna Fox, Rob Pomfret, James King, Millie Gaston and Joshua Welch. The production has set and costume design by Rachael Ryan and lighting by Frank Turnball.
The team are tucking into the fantastic menu at @draytonarmsSW5 during the get in today! You get 20% off your bill if you flash your #Earnest ticket for our 3 week run starting on Tuesday 5 Feb! BOOK NOW: https://t.co/SJdHB5zO7n pic.twitter.com/otf9romRnM
— Th’Importance Of Bein’ Earnest (@LktProductions) February 3, 2019
Th’Importance of Bein’ Earnest runs from 5 to 23 February 2019 at Drayton Arms Theatre, 153 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 0LJ, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £14-16. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!