The Importance of Being Earnest

***Hurry! Ends 7th November***

Oscar Wilde’s satirical master-work The Importance of Being Earnest comes to the West End starring the inimitable David Suchet (Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Long Day’s Journey into Night) as Lady Bracknell.

Set in England in the 1890's, two young gentlemen have taken to using the pseudonym ‘Earnest’ to escape their onerous social duties. ‘Earnest’ is Jack Worthing’s invented misbehaving brother and the name he uses when courting the lovely Gwendolyn in London. Jack’s cousin Algy, the only person aware of the fabrication, decides to take the same name when visiting Jack’s eye-catching young ward Cecily at the country manor. However, when both young men end up in the country at the same time, their lies begin to unravel…

This comedy of mistaken identity revels in the absurd situations it creates and mercilessly pokes fun at the pomposity of its characters and Victorian manners. A delicious farce and a showcase for the very best of Wilde’s razor-sharp wit, The Importance of Being Earnest is Wilde’s most-loved work.

This spring, London’s Vaudeville Theatre will play host to the latest production of one of the English language’s funniest plays.



Additional Details & FAQ

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase.

How Does It Work

If you choose collect at box office you will receive a confirmation email with your booking reference, please print this and bring it with you on the day of the show a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time.

If you choose post - tickets are sent 5 days after purchase.

Where Do I Go

Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH.

By Tube - Charing Cross (Northern, Bakerloo) Embankment (District, Circle)

By Bus-1, 4 , 6, 9, 11, 13 , 15, 68, 76, 171, 176, 188.


4.7(50 reviews)
  • John and Ann Fields

    Nov 5, 2015

    A fantastic production and the best play we have seen this year. Excellent witty dialogue, superb acting and fast paced. All left the theater with a smile on their faces. Congratulations to all involved.

  • Elizabeth Osborne

    Nov 4, 2015

    Fantastic production of a well-loved play. The cast were tip-top and of course David Suchet as Lady Bracknell was marvellous. An absolute tour de force. My husband and I really enjoyed the evening.

  • Amanda

    Nov 4, 2015

    Fantastic performance of a play that is still brimming with social commentary.