The Importance of Being Earnest arrives in Glasgow this November

After playing successfully to packed houses in the West End and followed by a short five week tour, The Bunbury Company of Players' production of Oscar Wilde's much loved and witty masterpiece THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST will come to the Theatre Royal Glasgow for one week only this November.

Nigel Havers, Christine Kavanagh and Siân Phillips will reunite as The Bunbury Company of Players, an extremely experienced cast of serious comedic actors, to reprise their roles as Algernon Moncrieff, Cecily Cardew and Lady Bracknell from the West End and introduce Oscar Wilde’s genius afresh to a new audience. Dubbed by Wilde ‘a trivial comedy for serious people’, the production delivers an entirely faithful, but completely unique, setting to one of the greatest theatrical comedies.

Acclaimed director Lucy Bailey, together with comic novelist, Simon Brett, and the innovative theatre designer William Dudley created a delightful new context for the play which enchanted audiences across the UK last year.

The Importance of Being Earnest elegantly lampoons the hypocrisies of Victorian society and opens as two bachelors, the dependable, John Worthing, J.P. and upper class playboy Algernon Moncrieff (Nigel Havers), feel compelled to create different identities in order to pursue two eligible ladies Cecily Cardew (Christine Kavanagh) and Gwendolyn Fairfax. The hilarious misadventures which result from their subterfuge;  their brushes with the redoubtable Lady Bracknell (Siân Phillips) and the uptight Miss Prism result in a plot that twists and fizzles with some of the finest dialogue to be found in theatre.   

The Importance of Being Earnest
Theatre Royal Glasgow
Tue 24 Nov – Sat 28 Nov
Tue – Sat eves 7.30pm
Wed, Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm
Box Office 08448 717 647 (bkg fee)