The Importance of Being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde

Directed by Dinna Myers

June 26 - July 11, 2020

Tickets $25 for Adults, $20 for Seniors and Youth 17 and Under (+ booking fee)

What's it about?

The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. It is the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives.


They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure.


The elaborate plot ridicules Victorian sensibilities with some of the best loved, and indeed bizarre, characters to be found on the modern stage. 

What you need to know:

  • Tickets are available online, at Gisborne iSite, or at the theatre 45 minutes prior to showtime.

  • You can get lots of information about the venue here.

  • There will be two 10-minute intervals.

  • This production is rated E for Everyone. 


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