Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, comes to Smock Alley Theatre this August.
The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde’s final work, is renowned for some of the most sparkling verbal wit ever put to paper. Satirising the shallow and superficial Victorian social conventions of his day, Wilde’s observations are as relevant today in our modern society obsessed with filtered selfies, status updates and celebrity worship. As Lady Bracknell notes “We live, I regret to say, in an age of surfaces”.
Brilliant, inventive, witty and absolutely hilarious, Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is probably his greatest achievement. Regarded as the most perfect comedy in the English language, don’t miss out this Summer on a rollicking rollercoaster of romance, wit and earnestness.
As Algernon quips, “I don’t play accurately – anyone can play accurately – but I play with wonderful expression.”
Clodagh Mooney Duggan
Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Kate Canning
Lighting and Set Design: Marcus Costello
Costume Design: Olga Criado Monleon
The Importance of Being Earnest runs at Smock Alley Theatre from August 3rd – 22nd in The Main Space, with performances at 7:30pm each evening, and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30pm.
Tickets costing €15 may be booked online. Concessions and discount rates are also available. Or why not avail of the special meal offers? On Thursday and Friday evenings, enjoy a specially designed seasonal pre-show dinner with a glass of wine in the Banquet Hall AND a ticket to the show for only €30! Or how about a scrumptious, wholesome brunch followed by a Sunday Matinee, all for only €25!
Call Smock Alley Theatre on 01-6770014 or visit the theatre’s website for more information. There are also free tours one hour before every show.
Smock Alley Theatre
Exchange Street Lower
Tel: 01 677 0014
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