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Perth Theatre at Horsecross Arts presents

“You answer to the name of Ernest. You are the most earnest-looking person I ever saw in my life. It is perfectly absurd your saying that your name isn’t Ernest.”

Jack and Algernon are best friends. Jack is Ernest in town. Algernon is Ernest in the country. But can two friends ever be Ernest at once? It’s even more important to be Ernest when Gwendolen and Cecily each declare they can only ever marry a man called Ernest.

A vicar and a christening are in order. With the added complication of a mother-in-law, a governess, and a baby in a handbag, being truly Earnest has never been more important.

The characters in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest are shallow, judgmental and hold all the wrong priorities. Surely nothing could be less relevant today …

Lu Kemp directs Oscar Wilde’s classic play: a trivial comedy for serious people.

Preview (Thu 5 + Fri 6 Mar): 7.30pm £15, £13, £11; concessions £12, £11, £10 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) students/Young Scot cardholders/under 26s £10 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); Arts Worker £11.50, £10.50, £9.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Peak (Sat 7, Tue 10 - Sat 14, Tue 17 - Sat 21 Mar: 7.30pm) £27, £25, £21, £11.50; concessions £25, £23, £19, £10; students/Young Scot cardholders/under 26s £10 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); Arts Worker £11.50, £10.50, £9.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

Off-Peak (Wed 11 Mar: 1.30pm, Sat 14 + 21 Mar: 2.30pm, Wed 18 Mar: 10.30am) £25 £23, £21, £11.50; concessions £23 £21, £19, £10; students/Young Scot cardholders/under 26s £10 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); Arts Worker £11.50, £10.50, £9.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

BSL/ Audio Described performance: Sat 21 Mar: 2.30pm

Kids go FREE to this show - two 16 and unders go free with a paying adult. To trigger this offer insert your under 16’s tickets into your basket and the discount will be applied automatically.

Book The Croft, The Importance of being Earnest and Macbeth at the same time and save 20%
(excludes preview performances, students, Young Scot cardholders, under 26s and Arts Workers)

Special schools price available for selected performances. Contact our Box Office on 01738 621031 for more information and to book.

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Thu 5 Mar: 7:30pm
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Fri 6 Mar: 7:30pm
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Sat 7 Mar: 7:30pm
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Tue 10 Mar: 7:30pm
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Wed 11 Mar: 1:30pm
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Wed 11 Mar: 7:30pm
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Thu 12 Mar: 7:30pm
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Fri 13 Mar: 7:30pm
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Sat 14 Mar: 2:30pm
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Sat 14 Mar: 7:30pm
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Tue 17 Mar: 7:30pm
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Wed 18 Mar: 10:30am
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Wed 18 Mar: 7:30pm
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Thu 19 Mar: 7:30pm
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Fri 20 Mar: 7:30pm
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Sat 21 Mar: 2:30pm
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The Importance of Being Earnest Book now
Sat 21 Mar: 7:30pm
Main House
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