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The Importance of Being Earnest

A fresh take on Wilde’s ‘comic masterpiece’ (Guardian), Michael Fentiman’s ‘hilarious’ adaptation breaths ‘new and vital’ life (★★★★★ WhatsOnStage) into ‘one of the most immaculately crafted stage comedies of all time’ (The Stage).

‘Brilliantly funny’ (★★★★ Times) and ‘charming’ (★★★★ Evening Standard) in equal measure, The Importance of Being Earnest throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays.


Don’t miss the ‘magnificent’ (★★★★ Sunday Times) final instalment of Classic Spring’s critically acclaimed Oscar Wilde Season.

2 hours of comic bliss - book tickets while you can!


404 Strand, London

Cancellation Policy

Tuesday to Saturday, 7:30pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 2:30pm


Sophie Thompson, Jeremy Swift, Fiona Button, Pippa Nixon and Stella Gonet

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 No exchanges or refunds after purchase. 

Suitable For Children

Age guidance: ages 8 plus

Performance Times

Tuesday to Saturday, 7:30pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 2:30pm

Please note – no matinee on Saturday 21nd July, Tuesday 24th July, Thursday 2nd August or Tuesday 10th October 2018

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404 Strand, London WC2R 0NH

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Latest customer reviews

  • lost none of its humour in the 21st century

    15 August 2018

    Many of the jokes still worked, despite absence of scatological humour. Indeed, not every comedy needs scatological humour. I wasn't expecting Algernon to be played by an actor of Afric heritage, but I still like the acting choice nonetheless. The jokes were well-executed, including "Bunbury is quite exploded", and the actress playing Lady Bracknell lends the role a touch of originality (her delivery of the iconic "A handbag?!" is much more restrained than other actresses in the role), and the actor playing Jack lends the role a touch of abrasiveness unequalled by any other in the role. If there is one complaint I can find, it's that the second act is slower than the first, and it may be confusing for some.

    A. E. Kahtan Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Importance of being Earnest

    15 August 2018

    Excellent, very entertaining, and different to previous productions

    Jonathan Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Fast and furious

    12 August 2018

    Great production- fast paced and full of energy. The story gallops along with the actors making the best of every opportunity to display the foibles of their characters.

    Jenni Hallam Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • A new take on an old classic

    10 August 2018

    I decided to take my daughter for her first ever Oscar Wilde and the play did not disappoint. Snappy dialogue, a few new turns, good acting, loads of laughs.

    MCK1 Confirmed ticket purchaser

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