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Pailton Village Hall

Postcode: CV23 0QE

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Show Details

Presented by Two Gents Productions

Performance date and time
Thursday, 7th February 2019
7:30 PM

Low-tech but high speed, chances are you'll never have seen Oscar Wilde's much-loved masterpiece – handbags, epigrams, snobbery and all – performed like this before. Taking inspiration from traditional South African 'protest theatre' the staging is bare-boned but the story loses none of its bite for this.

Wilde's deft insights into class, money, marriage, morals and the dangerous delights of a double identity sparkle in this inventive, energetic and funny staging. The two superb performers - plus the odd person pulled from the audience and used as human puppets - bring quick wit and buckets of charm to this 'trivial comedy for serious people', making it a rollercoaster of a show.

★★★★ 'Uproariously entertaining.' The Guardian (on 'Vakomana Vaviri Ve Zimbabwe' / 'Two Gentlemen of Verona')

'A rollicking, fast-paced bit of storytelling.' Time Out (on 'Kupenga Kwa Hamlet')

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Running time
90 min + interval

Audience Type
Adults/Older Children

Age Range

Ticket Prices
£11.00 Standard / £10.00 Over 60 / £7.00 Under 16

Other Ticket Information
Licensed bar open from 7pm. Light refreshments inc

Main Box Office Telephone Number
01788 832959

Available From
Geni Lindon or call 01788 832959

Additional Information
Licensed bar and doors open 7pm, light refreshments incl., raffle.

Venue Accessibility (See Key for more information)

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Steps at entrance Ramped approach up to entrance Wheelchair accessible toilet Wheelchair accessible toilet with limited transfer space

This performance is supported by:

Arts Council, England

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Rugby Borough Council Logo