The Importance of Being Earnest (London)
The Importance of Being Earnest (London)
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The Importance of Being Earnest (London) London Reviews and Tickets

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(4 Ratings)
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Members say
Entertaining, Absorbing, Funny, Clever, Delightful

About the Show

Oscar Wilde's satire meets contemporary culture in this reimagined production.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (4)

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179 Reviews | 20 Followers
79
Funny, Entertaining, Cliched, Dated, Absorbing

See it if You like a light comedy about mistaken identities

Don't see it if You find it off putting that Victorian women were vacuous and some pedophilia with the protagonist sending love letters to an underaged girl

8 Reviews | 0 Followers
90
Refreshing, Dated, Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want to see great acting, support an independent theatre company with great actors, amazing scenography, all in a more intimate theatre

Don't see it if You might struggle to listen as they can speak really fast

3 Reviews | 0 Followers
84
Hilarious, Intelligent, Funny, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy the fantastic Oscar Wilde text, staged through the lens of the experiences and presence of people of colour both then and now.

Don't see it if The language is unaltered from the original, so it may be difficult to follow the complicated wordplay if English isn't a first language.

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
99
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if I loved the acting and the contemporary additions to the play. It was witty and I loved the great values given to the Black Victorians.

Don't see it if I loved all of it.

Critic Reviews (5)

The London Evening Standard
November 3rd, 2022

"It’s very hard to go badly wrong with this comedy. Westley-Sanderson understands its rhythms and he and his cast give it freshness and verve. Like I said, joyful."
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
November 1st, 2022

" Endlessly playful and hilariously funny, this 'The Importance of Being Earnest' has been adapted so well, you barely notice there’s anything different. Instead, just like that pair of slippers, it’s just as comforting as it’s always been.
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All That Dazzles (UK)
November 3rd, 2022

“It is the cast themselves that make this play such a joy to watch. Indeed, there was no weak link in the play and the cast delivered the farcical scenes with energy and charisma. “
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All That Dazzles (UK)
November 3rd, 2022

" I found myself, along with the rest of the audience laughing and smiling throughout. The standing ovation the production received is testament to what an enjoyable night at the theatre this production is."
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
November 1st, 2022

“Endlessly playful and hilariously funny, this ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ has been adapted so well, you barely notice there’s anything different. “
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