The Importance of Being Earnest


The fabulous Helen Thomson (Death of a Salesman, Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis) is back in this outrageous, entertaining and brilliantly camp new vision of one of theatre’s greatest comedies.

Oscar Wilde’s dazzling wit meets the lush and bracingly contemporary style of acclaimed director Sarah Giles, who last had us in stitches with the madcap mid-century farce No Pay? No Way!. This production will see The Importance of Being Earnest’s skewering of Victorian London’s silliness and snobbery dialled up to eleven in what promises to be an unforgettable night of hilarity.

Algernon Moncrieff and Jack Worthing are two best friends who are both living double lives. In the city they’re playboys with a libertine reputation, but in the country they assume pious alter egos to get away from it all. Things get sticky when love enters the mix and the men have to keep track of who they’re pretending to be and when. Floating haughtily above it all is the withering Lady Bracknell – played by Thomson – Victorian London’s socialite extraordinaire and the gatekeeper of all things high society.

The gold standard of theatrical comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest is a razor-sharp and endlessly relevant reminder of our tendency to get hung up on small trivialities while the important things in life pass us by.


Roslyn Packer Theatre @ 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay NSW 2000, Australia


$65 - $129

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