The Importance of Being Earnest, by the master of comedy Oscar Wilde, makes a welcome return to Bath in a wonderfully witty and deliciously decadent revival from Tuesday 27th February to Saturday 3rd March starring national treasure Gwen Taylor (Coronation Street, Heartbeat, Duty Free, Barbara) as the formidable Lady Bracknell, Susan Penhaligon (A Bouquet of Barbed Wire, A Fine Romance) as the hapless Miss Prism, Downton Abbey favourite Thomas Howes as Algernon, and West End star Kerry Ellis sharing the role of Gwendolen with Hannah Louise Howell.
Jack wishes to marry Algernon’s cousin, the beautiful Gwendolen, but first he must convince her mother, the fearsome Lady Bracknell, of the respectability of his parents and his past. For Jack, however, this is not as easy as it sounds, having started life abandoned in a handbag at Victoria station.
Prepare to take a turn with some of Oscar Wilde’s best-loved characters as town and country clash in this brilliant and wildly funny story of romance, identity, perambulators and capacious handbags.
The Importance of Being Earnest appears at the Theatre Royal Bath from Tuesday 27th February to Saturday 3rd March. To purchase tickets contact the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844 or visit www.theatreroyal.org.uk