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The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Original Theatre Company

Mon 5 – Sat 10 March 
Mon – Sat 7.30pm
Matinée (Wed) 2.30pm
Matinée (Sat) 2.30pm
Theatre Royal Winchester
Tickets £26
Concessions £18
Friends £22
Schools/Groups (8+) £15

Matinée £21
Matinée Concessions £15
Matinée Friends £18
Matinée Schools/Groups (8+) £12

Friends Offer^
2 for 1 on opening night
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The Original Theatre Company presents
The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde

Starring Gwen Taylor 
Directed by Alastair Whatley

The Importance of Being Earnest by the master of comedy Oscar Wilde, makes a welcome return to Winchester 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 his 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 and 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 Downstairs, Bergerac) as the hapless Miss Prism and Hannah Louise Howell as Gwendolen.

Includes post-show talk
Thursday 8 March

Running Time: 1hr 55min (plus 2x 15min intervals)

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