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Two Gents Productions

EARNEST by Oscar Wilde

A gentle jibe at cucumber sandwiches

The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde's classic, very witty and laugh out loud comedy of mistaken identities, confusion and cucumber sandwiches. On the surface it's a light, fluffy jibe at the nonsensicalness of the English upper class at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. At a deeper level, it is a profound plea for substance, commitment and compassion in the way we treat each other and in the way we confront adversity. 

It is this second, deeper level that this show examines the story from the very contemporary perspective of the migrant and the outsider. Told with wit and deft humour, these two actors with only the barest minimum of props and costume will rock up in your village hall, draw you into their performance and unfurl a riot of love, confusion and high jinks, sharing with you Oscar Wilde's, oh so current insistence, on the importance of being EARNEST.

Two Gents Productions are a cross cultural touring theatre company based in London who aim to share their energetic, bare-boned, South African inspired style of theatre by using and challenging well known classic texts.

“Uproariously entertaining” The Guardian