Postcode: DE65 6EFView Map (Main Street, DE65 6EF)
Presented by Two Gents Productions
Performance date and time
Saturday, 9th February 2019
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')
90 min + interval
Other Ticket Information
Doors open 7pm. Please bring your own drinks.
Main Box Office Telephone Number
Phone 01283 703075 or at the Swan Inn
There will be no bar so please bring your own drinks.
Venue Accessibility (See Key for more information)
Live & Local affirms that when a disabled person’s access requirements necessitate them being accompanied to a performance, that person and their personal assistant should be able to purchase two tickets at a total cost of no more than the cost of a one full-priced ticket. Promoters are advised that this is best practice that is now supported by an established legal precedent.
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