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The Pantaloons present The Importance of Being Earnest

Wilde's comic classic gets a contemporary twist in this outdoor production.

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Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, he doesn’t exist. Or does he…?

Best friends Jack and Algy have both created alter-egos to win the affections of their beloveds; but when will they stop being Ernest and start being, well, earnest?

Wilde’s comic masterpiece gets The Pantaloons treatment in their anarchic take on the classic comedy of manners. This energetic and musical production from the critically-acclaimed company infuses Wilde’s witty words with snappy new songs and frantically funny physical theatre to give this perennially popular play a hilarious contemporary twist!

“Wonderfully inventive … catching this touring show will feel like putting on a forgotten pair of slippers and finding them even more comfy than you recall.” (Rotherham Advertiser)

Enjoy refreshments from the Lighthouse Café or bring a picnic.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £15.00
Child 16 and under£9.00

The basics

Booking details

Call online booking

Suitability

Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting point

Head to the Foghorn Field

What to bring and wear

Bring something to sit on. The Lighthouse Café will be open, or you're welcome to bring a picnic.

Accessibility

There's level access to Foghorn Field by turning right before first entrance gate and through a further gate (820mm clear open width).

Contact info

Souter Lighthouse

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