Chapterhouse is delighted to be returning to Brighton for their 2023 Summer tour. This summer, Brighton residents will have the opportunity to enjoy The Importance of Being Earnest in the beautiful surroundings of Brighton Open Air Theatre .
Brighton Open Air Theatre
Dyke Road Park, Dyke Road, Hove, BN3 6EH
The Importance of Being Earnest Tuesday 25th July, 7.00pm
Theatre under the open sky is the perfect pastime for those long summer evenings, and audiences are welcome to relax with a picnic while they watch the show unfold. For tickets, please visit www.brightonopenairtheatre.co.uk. More details of Chapterhouse’s summer tours can be found at www.chapterhouse.org.
The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde
Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present Oscar Wilde’s finest and most eccentric romantic comedy, featuring a cast of unforgettable and larger-than-life characters; the delightful Cecily, the roguish Algernon, and the formidable Lady Bracknell are sure to keep you wildly entertained! Picnic with family and friends and enjoy Wilde’s hilarious tale of double lives and mistaken identities, presented with both wit and style in the beautiful surroundings of Brighton Open Air Theatre
About The Play
“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
– Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
The most widely renown of Oscar Wilde’s comedies, The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People follows two bachelors, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, each of whom are attempting to win the hearts of young women who claim only to be capable of loving men named ‘Ernest’. When both Jack and Algernon assume alter-egos of that name, the lies start to spiral out of control and they struggle to keep their stories straight and their paths uncrossed. What unfolds is a raucous tale of deception, disguise, and misadventure, all swept towards an explosive conclusion by Wilde’s expert pacing and cutting dialogue.