Oscar Wilde meets Shameless and the critics and Offies judges love it. We’ve rounded up our favourite review highlights for the new Yorkshire-set Th’Importance of Bein’ Earnest, which continues at London’s Drayton Arms Theatre until 23 February. Get booking before it’s too late!
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 Oscar Wilde‘s classic 1895 comedy of manners relocates the action from Victorian London to a Yorkshire Council estate. The muscularity of the Yorkshire accent breathes new life into those famous lines and the reconfigured social structure offers a brand-new examination of class. Oscar Wilde meets Shameless.
Toby Hampton co-directs with Luke Adamson, who also plays Algernon. Adamson is joined in the cast of Th’Importance of Bein’ Earnest by Heather Dutton, Rob Pomfret, James King, Millie Gaston and Joshua Welch. The show is presented by LKT Productions.
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!