The Importance of Being Earnest
Outside Events, Comedy

The Importance of Being Earnest

Tue 13th - Sat 17th Aug

By Oscar Wilde

The Tethered Wits Academy presents the timeless tale of identity, wit and cucumber sandwiches: The Importance of Being Earnest.

Upper class bachelors, the well-meaning John Worthing and playboy Algernon Moncrieff, create different identities for themselves to pursue two wonderfully eligible ladies, Cecily Cardew and Gwendolyn Fairfax. However, their identity misadventures lead to twists and turns in their tumultuous romantic journeys, all under the watchful eye of the inimitable Lady Bracknell.

Oscar Wilde’s legendary satirical comedy is a modern classic, dazzlingly brought to life in a stunning open-air setting.


👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Age Guidance: 8+

🕒 Running Time: 2 hours (including a 20 minute interval)

🚪’Doors open’ 45 minutes before the performance begins for picnics

Praise for Tethered Wits’ 2023 open-air show:

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

'Excellent: well adapted, well-acted and well directed’

North West End


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

'The cast were absolutely outstanding… I was captivated throughout'

What's Good To Do


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

‘Great fun… great interaction with the audience keeping the kids entranced’

The View From the Stalls

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