Gardens Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest

Our Gardens Theatre season kicks off with a fantastic performance of an Oscar Wilde classic from The Pantaloons!

Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, he doesn’t exist. Or does he…? Best friends Jack and Algy have both created alter-egos to win the affections of their beloveds; but when will they stop being Ernest and start being, well, earnest?

Wilde’s comic masterpiece gets The Pantaloons treatment in their anarchic take on the classic comedy of manners. This energetic and musical production from the critically-acclaimed company infuses Wilde’s witty words with snappy new songs and frantically funny physical theatre to give this perennially popular play a hilarious contemporary twist!

Event details:

Date: Friday 26th July

Doors Open: 6:30pm

Show starts: 7:30pm

Running Time (Approx): 2 hours  (including a 20-minute interval)

Suitable for all ages.

Free parking is included with ticket price on a first come first served basis.

Tickets: Click here to book your tickets online via the TicketTailor website.

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Accessibility: Our site is accessible for wheelchair users, and we offer mobility scooters and wheelchairs for hire. If you require assistance, our team will be delighted to help – please reach out to us before the show.

Weather: Shows will go ahead in all but heavy persistent rain, or extreme and dangerous weather.