The Importance of Being Ernest by Slapstick Picnic

Join Slapstick Picnic in the beautiful grounds of Emmetts Garden for their rather unique version of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Ernest!

  • Booking essential

Slapstick Picnic present a fantastically wild(e) new production, ripping up the recipe book and celebrating silliness. Prepare to witness the impossible - the entirety of Oscar Wilde’s classic play of manners, affairs and handbags being performed by just two rather dashing entertainers.

This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather!

Notes on Performance:

Doors open at 6pm, so bring a picnic and come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome.

In case of rain, please don't bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching, so please wear these instead.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £16.00
    Early Bird (until 30 May)
  • Adult £18.00
    Standard
  • Child £0.00
    Under 10
  • Child £11.00
    Under 18

The basics

Booking details
Call 07799 151420
Booking system is run by Slapstick Picnic
Suitability
Children welcome
Meeting point
Head to the Visitor Centre on arrival
What to bring and wear
The performance is fully outdoors so please dress and pack for the weather on the day; the show will go on even if it rains. Picnic blanket or chairs welcome.
Accessibility
Wheelchair accessible. Takes place on grassy meadow.
Other
Please bring along your booking confirmation to show to our Welcome Team on arrival.

Upcoming events

IGPOTY at Emmetts Garden

Fri 01 Jul 2022
10:00-16:30
The 15th exhibition of the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) competition will visit Emmetts Garden (for the very first time) this summer. Runs 13 May to 13 July 2022.

Rose Festival at Chartwell and Emmetts Garden

Fri 01 Jul 2022
10:00-17:00
Head to Chartwell and Emmetts Garden this summer for a whole month of roses! Join us for our first ever Rose Festival, celebrating this beautiful flower across both properties with events taking place at both sites.

Rose talks at Emmetts Garden

Mon 04 Jul 2022
13:45-14:05
Join our garden team for a short talk on roses at Emmetts Garden.

The Importance of Being Ernest by Slapstick Picnic

Sun 10 Jul 2022
19:00-21:00
Join Slapstick Picnic in the beautiful grounds of Emmetts Garden for their rather unique version of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Ernest!

Rose photography workshop at Emmetts Garden

Wed 13 Jul 2022
09:30-12:30
Join Kate York at Emmetts Garden this summer as part of our Rose Festival celebrations with a photography workshop. Learn how to take beautiful photographs with your camera using the roses as your subject in the idyllic setting of the Rose Garden

Music on the Meadow with Biggin Hill Concert Band

Sun 17 Jul 2022
14:00-16:00
Join Biggin Hill Concert Band at Emmetts Garden this July for 'Music on the Meadow', with a mixture of popular music to listen and relax to from Beach Boys to The Greatest Showman.