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SUDS: The Importance of Being Earnest

Sun 15 - Mon 16 Oct 2017

180mins

Full to the brim with class and wit, hypocrisy and outrageous pomposity, Oscar Wilde’s ‘trivial comedy for serious people’ is as cutting a satire of Victorian society as can be found.

Cost: Evening £10 / £7 Conc - Matinee £7 / £5 Conc

Full to the brim with class and wit, hypocrisy and outrageous pomposity, Oscar Wilde’s ‘trivial comedy for serious people’ is as cutting a satire of Victorian society as can be found. If one wishes to find the most earnest of lovers, it only follows that they should find one with the name of Ernest; at least, so goes the logic of not one, but two of Wilde’s heroines – Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. When the dependable John Worthing, and the roguish upper-class playboy Algernon Moncrieff, create false identities to woo these eligible ladies, the complications of nomenclature and Victorian propriety are not the only obstacles in their way. To win the hearts of their loves, John and Algernon must navigate the prudish Lady Bracknell, the traditionalist Miss Prism, and each other, in a play jam-packed with a sizzling, serpentine plot, and a veritable pandemonium of wordplay. Directed by Calum Moore (August: Osage County 2016) and produced by Rowan MacAskill.