The Importance of Being Earnest - Stamford Shakespeare Company

The Importance of Being Earnest - Stamford Shakespeare Company

Stamford Shakespeare Company Presents

​Public booking opens on Monday 3 May.

Stamford Shakespeare Company presents 

Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest


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.


Tickets are sold on behalf of Stamford Shakespeare Company.

Full terms and conditions

Book Tickets

2021 Dates:

6 July - 10 July, 18 July, 20 - 24 July, 8 August, 10 - 14 August, 23 - 28 August

Where: Tolethorpe Hall

Prices: 

Monday - Thursday: £14.50
Friday: £16.50
Saturday: £19.50
Sat/Sun Matinée: Adult £19.50 / Child £12.50
Preview Nights: £11.50
(8/9 June, 15/16 June, 6/7 July)

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-Sun):
Book for all three SSC plays at the same time, and get £2 off each ticket.

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