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The Importance of Being Earnest

  • Venue: Courtyard Theatre
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
  • Age Guidance: 12+
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A Leeds Playhouse, ETT and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production  

Oscar Wilde’s genius humour meets contemporary culture in a theatrical rollercoaster packed with shade, wit and plenty of gags.   

Denzel Westley-Sanderson, winner of 2021 Sir Peter Hall Directors Award,  breathes fresh new life into Wilde’s sharpest and wittiest comedy: The Importance of Being Earnest.    

This is a classic satire, vibrantly retold about dysfunctional families, class, gender and sexuality. 

A maroon background with white writing, reading "The RTST Sit Peter Hall Director Award". At the left is a black and white image of Sir Peter Hall.

Cast & Credits

Author Oscar Wilde / Director Denzel Westley-Sanderson /

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Book Tickets

Date/Time
 
Booking
Date
Time
Price
Accessibilty
Booking
Mon 5 Sep 22
07:45 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Tue 6 Sep 22
07:45 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Wed 7 Sep 22
07:45 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Thu 8 Sep 22
07:45 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Signed Performance
Fri 9 Sep 22
07:45 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Sat 10 Sep 22
02:00 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Sat 10 Sep 22
07:45 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Mon 12 Sep 22
07:45 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Socially Distanced Performance
Tue 13 Sep 22
07:45 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Wed 14 Sep 22
07:45 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Post Show Discussion
Thu 15 Sep 22
02:00 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Thu 15 Sep 22
07:45 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Fri 16 Sep 22
07:45 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Captioned Performance
Sat 17 Sep 22
02:00 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Audio Description Performance
Sat 17 Sep 22
07:45 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Socially Distanced

A guaranteed socially distanced performance provides seating with additional space between bubbles to allow appropriate social distancing.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.

Key:

  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Socially Distanced - Socially Distanced
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Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital and Families Partner
Caddick Developments
Principal Capital and Access Partner
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