The Importance of Being Earnest by the master of comedy Oscar Wilde visits Cambridge Arts Theatre in this wonderfully witty, deliciously decadent, and classic revival from The Original Theatre Company.
Jack wishes to marry Algernon's cousin the beautiful Gwendolen but first he must convince her mother, the fearsome Lady Bracknell, of the respectability of his parents and past. For Jack, however, this is not as easy as it sounds, having started life abandoned in a handbag at Victoria station.
Prepare to take a welcome turn with Wilde's much-loved Algernon, Jack, Gwendolen and Cecily, as town and country clash in a brilliant and wildly funny story of romance, identity, perambulators and capacious handbags.
Starring national treasure Gwen Taylor (Coronation Street, Duty Free, Barbara) as the formidable Lady Bracknell, Downton Abbey favourite Thomas Howes as Algernon, West End star Peter Sandys-Clarke as Jack and the delightful Susan Penhaligon (Upstairs Downstaors, Bergerac) as the hapless Miss Prism.
Please note that Kerry Ellis will not be appearing in this show at Cambridge Arts Theatre.
Pre-show talks (booking essential on 01223 503333)
Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes including two 15-minute intervals
Monday – Saturday, 7.45pm
and Saturday, 2.30pm: £19/£29/£34/£39*
Thursday, 2.30pm: £19/£29/£34*
*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee.