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Fri 9 August–Sun 1 September 2024

The Importance of Being Earnest

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Embark on an evening (or afternoon) of wit, charm, and mistaken identities as Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre presents Oscar Wilde’s timeless classic comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest 

Join the hilarious escapades of Jack, an orphan with a penchant for partying in London under the guise of his fictional brother, Earnest. Alongside him is the irreverent Algernon, equally entangled in the web of playful deception. As the characters navigate a world of mistaken identities, societal expectations, and uproarious humour, Wilde’s brilliant satire comes to life under the stars. 

For aficionados of Shakespeare and lovers of classic comedy (and silliness at the open air theatre) The Importance of Being Earnest is a must-see, promising laughter, clever wordplay, and the timeless appeal of Wildean wit. Join us as we celebrate the enduring legacy of comedic brilliance in the enchanting setting of Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. 

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Venue
Outdoor Theatre, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre
Duration
Includes an interval
Prices

Picnic Terraces
Members: £20.25 – £30.60
Non-members: £22.50 – £34

Picnic Chairs
Members: £23.40 – £33.30
Non-members: £26 – £37

Covered Terraces
Members: £33.30 – £39.60
Non-members: £37 – £44

Premium Terraces and Chairs
Members: £44.55 – £45
Non-members: £49.50 – £50

Each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee for non-members

20% off for Aged Under 16s

Production photos from previous Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre performances.

Creatives

  • Oscar Wilde
    Written by Oscar Wilde Read Bio
  • Natasha Rickman
    Directed by Natasha Rickman Read Bio
  • Production design by Elizabeth Wright
  • Paula James
    Composition and Musical Direction by Paula James Read Bio
  • Paul Isles
    Movement Direction by Paul Isles Read Bio
  • Ieuan Reeve
    Lighting Design by Ieuan Reeve Read Bio
  • Dialect Coach Nick Trumble

Cast

  • Natasha Bain
    Miss Prism Natasha Bain Read Bio
  • Tom Benjamin
    Lane and Musician Tom Benjamin Read Bio
  • Lucas Button
    Algernon Lucas Button Read Bio
  • Joanne Howarth
    Lady Bracknell Joanne Howarth Read Bio
  • Hanora Kamen
    Gwendolen Hanora Kamen Read Bio
  • Robert Maskell
    Rev. Canon Chasuble Robert Maskell Read Bio
  • Jenny Murphy
    Servant and Musician Jenny Murphy Read Bio
  • Yolanda Ovide
    Cecily Yolanda Ovide Read Bio
  • James Sheldon
    John (Jack) Worthing James Sheldon Read Bio
  • Oisín Thompson
    Merriman Oisín Thompson Read Bio

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The Importance of Being Earnest

09 Aug–01 Sep 2024
Friday 9 August
12pm
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6pm
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Saturday 10 August
2pm
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7:30pm
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Sunday 11 August
12pm
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Wednesday 14 August
7pm
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Thursday 15 August
2pm
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Friday 16 August
2pm
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Saturday 17 August
2pm
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Tuesday 20 August
7:30pm
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Wednesday 21 August
2pm
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Thursday 22 August
7:30pm
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Friday 23 August
2pm
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Saturday 24 August
2pm
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Sunday 25 August
2pm
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Wednesday 28 August
2pm
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Outdoor Theatre, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre
7pm
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Friday 30 August
2pm
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Saturday 31 August
7:30pm
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Sunday 1 September
12pm
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5pm
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