The Importance of Being Earnest

Type:Play - Comedy

Minster Precincts, PETERBOROUGH, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1XS

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The Importance of Being Earnest

About

Oscar Wilde billed his play as "a trivial comedy for serious people", and its witty dialogue and fabulous characters are sure to delight both serious and flippant audiences alike.

Six versatile actors and DOT Productions’ renowned style bring this much loved masterpiece to you in all its satirical glory.

Two bachelors; the seemingly responsible John Worthing JP, and the charming and frivolous Algernon Moncrieff; both lead double lives in order to court Gwendolyn Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. This leads to a riotous comedy of mistaken identities, and encounters with the formidable Lady Bracknell.

Entry details

Buy your tickets: Tickets are £12 per person (booking fee applies). Book online here.

The audience will be seated in social bubbles / households, as per government guidelines, so please take this into consideration when booking your tickets. If you need to book for more than one bubble please make these as separate bookings so that we can plan socially distanced seating accordingly. 

Bring your own chair or cushion: This is an outdoor production so please bring your own chairs or floor cushions with you as none will be available at the venue.

Be prepared for the weather: The show will go ahead outside whatever the weather, so be prepared!

When to arrive: The gate to the Cloisters will open at 6.30pm, one hour before the performance, so that the audience can arrive gradually and avoid queueing.

Toilets: Toilets will be open from 6.30pm and may be used at any time during the performance, as well as during the interval, to avoid queuing.

Interval: There will be one interval about 1 hour 10 minutes in to the show. Pre-ordered orange juice and Prosecco are on sale (12.00 noon on 21st August is the deadline for orders). Details of how to order are here: Pre-show or interval drinks.

NHS Track and Trace etc: For details of NHS Track and Trace information needed, and other COVID-19 measures that will be in place, please read this before you book your tickets: https://dot-productions.co.uk/2020/07/25/covid-19-policy/

Guide Prices

Buy your tickets: Tickets are £12 per person (booking fee applies). Book online here.

The audience will be seated in social bubbles / households, as per government guidelines, so please take this into consideration when booking your tickets. If you need to book for more than one bubble please make these as separate bookings so that we can plan socially distanced seating accordingly.

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COVID-19 Response

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • Online booking possible

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