The Importance of being Earnest
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
BY OSCAR WILDE
STARRING GWEN TAYLOR AND SUSAN PENHALIGON
Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 March
The Importance of Being Earnest by the master of comedy Oscar Wilde, makes a welcome return to Salisbury society 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 and Bergerac) as the hapless Miss Prism.
Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm and Thursday & Saturday matinees at 2.15pm
Tickets £27 - £12
School groups £9 (Tuesday - Thursday)
Please note: for security reasons, your bag may be searched when visiting Salisbury Playhouse
Audio Description & Touch Tour - Thursday 22 March at 2.15pm & 7.30pm
(a live narrator describes the action on stage between the dialogue, via headphones)
Touch Tours (accompanying audio described performances, designed for blind or partially sighted audience members) the touch tours will start 90 minutes before the performance time.
Cast & Creatives
Director Alastair Whatley