Barn Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest

23rd Jan to 15th Feb

The Cirencester theatre scene gets underway with a special run of The Barn Theatre’s own –The Importance of Being Earnest that will then leave the Cotswold town for London’s The Turbine Theatre.

Oscar Wilde’s cherished comedy, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ is returning to the Barn Theatre after its successful 2019 run, but not quite as you may know it. This hilarious, two-man re-imagining of the classic will delight and entertain in equal measure. Already recognised as one of the UK’s funniest plays, this ingenious, riotous, re-telling of the story has two incredibly talented actors playing every single character. Rapid quick-changes, tap dancing, fabulous frocks and enough tea to sink a ship, audiences are in for a wildly waggish time. 

It’s Oscar Wilde’s classic as you’ve never seen it before, Built by Barn style!

The Importance of Being Earnest directed by Bryan Hodgson, has been re-imagined and went down so well in March last year has been snapped up by the London theatre for a run from 18 February to Saturday 29 February. Cirencester will get the chance to see it before it makes the move form 23 Jan – 15 Feb.

It is spectacular and we are very pleased it is going to London after Cirencester and others get the chance to see it,” said Barn’s artistic director – Iwan Lewis.

Live show

“It is part of our own season of productions we have on this year, we call this ‘Built By Barn’, after this we have more comedy with a version of Ben Hur, then Jeeves and Wooster, which is a co-production with The Theatre Chipping Norton, then Michael Morpurgo’s The Mozart Question, the musical Brigadoon, the horror classic, The Turn of the Screw and we finish the year with Cinderella,” he added.

For tickets and information please call The Barn Theatre on 648255 or visit the website: barntheatre.org.uk

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