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The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde's genius humour meets contemporary culture in a theatrical rollercoaster packed with shade, wit and plenty of gags.

2021 Sir Peter Hall Directors Award-winner, Denzel Westley-Sanderson breathes fresh new life into Wilde’s sharpest and wittiest comedy: The Importance of Being Earnest.

This is a classic satire, vibrantly retold about dysfunctional families, class, gender and sexuality.



An ETT, Leeds Playhouse and Rose Theatre production supported by a grant from the RTST


Leeds Playhouse

5 - 17 Sep 2022

Cambridge Arts Theatre

20 - 24 Sep 2022

New Wolsey - Ipswich

27 Sep - 1 Oct 2022

Northern Stage - Newcastle

4 - 8 Oct 2022

Liverpool Playhouse

11 - 15 Oct 2022

Rose Theatre

1 - 12 Nov 2022

Creative Team


Lily Arnold

Lighting Designer

Zoe Spurr

Sound Designer

Beth Duke

Production Manager

Luke Child

Assistant Director

Becca Chadder

Casting Director

Bryony Jarvis-Taylor