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The Importance of Being Earnest

Classic Spring is a new theatre company, formed by Dominic Dromgoole (former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre) to celebrate the bold and ground breaking work of proscenium playwrights in the architecture for which they wrote.

“Launched with a flourish” (The Sunday Times), Classic Spring’s Oscar Wilde Season promises to cast new light on Wilde's ground-breaking work, showing how more than a century on, he still strikes to the heart of social scandal.


What Is The Importance of Being Earnest About?

Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Don’t miss the final instalment of Classic Spring’s ‘deliciously charming’ (Sunday Times) Oscar Wilde Season.

Michael Fentiman’s witty new production stars Olivier-Award winner and five-time Oliver-Award nominee Sophie Thompson (Guys and Dolls, Chichester/West End; Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Jeremy Swift (Downton Abbey, ITV), alongside Fiona Button (The Split, BBC), Pippa Nixon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, RSC) and Stella Gonet (House of Elliot, BBC; Handbagged, Hampstead Theatre/West End).


★★★★ ‘BRILLIANTLY FUNNY’ - The Times

★★★★ ‘MAGNIFICENT’ - Sunday Times

★★★★ ‘CHARMING’ - Evening Standard

★★★★ ‘TRIUMPHANT’ - Arts Desk

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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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Suitable For Children

Age guidance: ages 8 plus

When Can I Go

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

Where Do I Go

404 Strand, London WC2R 0NH

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404 Strand, London

Latest customer reviews

  • The importance of being Ernest

    23 September 2018

    Absolutely amazing, one of the best plays I have seen in London. It was hilarious and the acting was superb. So cleverly written and staged. A must see show!

    Angela Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • A great evening out

    22 September 2018

    A fantastic performance. The cast were fantastic and we had amazing seats too. Loved it

    B Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Good!

    20 September 2018

    It was good show and the audience and I laughed a lot. The characters were fun. Yes perhaps it was bit camp but it did not spoil it for me.

    Appreciating London Theatre Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Like champagne

    19 September 2018

    The play is pretty much indestructible, but this is a particularly effervescent production. The cast is having a great time, and it’s infectious. Quick-witted and smart, the evening was just delightful.

    David Confirmed ticket purchaser

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