The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Stamford Shakespeare Company 2020 

“To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune - to lose both looks like carelessness.” 

A trivial comedy for serious people

Stamford Shakespeare Company 2020

“To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune - to lose both looks like carelessness.”


Widely considered one of the funniest plays in the English language, Oscar Wilde’s much loved masterpiece, set in the late Victorian era, contains some of theatre’s most celebrated characters along with sparkling dialogue rich in witticisms.

To marry Algernon’s cousin Gwendolen, Jack must first court favour with her mother, the formidable Lady Bracknell. His respectability, his past and that of his parents must prove above reproach. For Jack, however, this presents a problem, having started life abandoned in the lost property at Victoria station. Equally problematic is the fact that Gwendolen wishes to marry Ernest, who doesn’t actually exist. Hilarious consequences arise when both Algernon and Jack adopt the pseudonym of Ernest to pursue their romantic endeavours.


Ticket information:

Concessions (Mon-Fri): £1 off each ticket for senior citizens, registered disabled, under 18s and students.


School Parties (Mon-Fri): £8 per ticket for parties of 20 or more. Tickets can be reserved as for group bookings.


SSC Season Ticket (Mon-Sat): Book for all three SSC plays at the same time, and get £2 off each ticket.


Group Bookings (Mon-Sat): £1 off all seats for 20 or more purchased. Early group reservations
can be held for your convenience whilst you are arranging your visit, but must be confirmed and paid for by 1st May 2020.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS: No refunds. £1 fee, per ticket, for exchanges. No ticket exchanges within 2 weeks of performance. Tickets may be purchased on the day (subject to availability) from the box office at Tolethorpe Hall, which opens one hour before performance. If not collected from Stamford Arts Centre beforehand, tickets may be collected at Tolethorpe Hall an hour before the performance.

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Tickets

Monday - Thursday: £14.50
Friday: £16.50
Saturday: £19.50
Saturday Matinée: Adult £19.50 / Child £12.50
Preview nights: £11.50
(7/8 July)

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