The Importance is a proposed new theatre project for 2019, that deconstructs The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. A challenging and upbeat piece of contemporary theatre, this is recognizably Wilde’s play, but not as you’ve seen it before…

Playing fast and loose with the text, whilst sticking to the original words almost throughout, The Importance shares the play’s interest in comedy whilst placing the focus squarely on the construction of identity – ‘the importance of being…’- that the performers as well as the characters are involved in. With a chaotic energy, widespread cross-dressing and a driving soundtrack, this is a performance that is upfront, surprisingly political, and hugely entertaining.

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