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Win a pair of tickets to The Importance of Being Earnest in the West End

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde’s much loved and brilliantly witty masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest stars The Bunbury Company of Players comprising Rosalind Ayres (Outnumbered, New Tricks, God and Monsters), Niall Buggy (Uncle Vanya, Dead Funny, Aristocrats), Nigel Havers (Downton Abbey, The Life Of Rock with Brian Pern, Coronation Street),  Martin Jarvis (Endeavour, Law & Order: UK, Titanic), Christine Kavanagh (Basket Case, Vera, Manchild), Cherie Lunghi (Passion Play, Secret Diary of a Call girl, The Manageress) and Siân Phillips  (Marlene, The Age of Innocence, Cabaret), in a new production directed by Lucy Bailey (Fortune’s Fool, Dial M for Murder, Titus Andronicus for The Globe, King Lear with David Haig), designed by William Dudley (The Mysteries, Fortune’s Fool, Fings Ain’t Wot They Used To Be) and the company writer is Simon Brett (the Charles Paris and Fethering series of novels, The Strangling on the Stage).

The Importance of Being Earnest is known to elegantly lampoon the hypocrisies of a Victorian society and opens as two bachelors, the dependable, John Worthing, J.P. and upper class playboy Algernon Moncrieff, feel compelled to create different identities in order to pursue two eligible ladies Cecily Cardew and Gwendolyn Fairfax. The hilarious misadventures which result from their  subterfuge;  their brushes with the redoubtable Lady Bracknell and the uptight Miss Prism results in a plot that twists and fizzles with some of the finest dialogue to be found in theatre.

The Importance of Being Earnest runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 27 June – 20 September 2014. To book tickets call 0844 8717622 or visit


The Importance of Being Earnest

Harold Pinter Theatre
Panton Street
Box office: 0844 8717622

Competition closing date

Monday, 16 June 2014 - 11:59pm

Competition prize

To win 1 of 2 pairs of tickets to see The Importance of Being Earnest at London Harold Pinter Theatre; simply answer the question below:


Olivia Cumberbatch and Daniela Blumlein

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