The Importance of Being Earnest

HANDBAGS AT DAWN

“You must not laugh at me, darling, but it had always been a girlish dream of mine to love someone whose name was Ernest…” Everybody loves Ernest. The only trouble is, he doesn’t exist. Or does he? Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece got The Pantaloons treatment in our anarchic take on the classic comedy of manners.

This energetic show featured all the usual Wildean wit, plus a few Pantaloony surprises including singing butlers, travel by means of musical montage and interactive gameshow ‘The Bracknell Factor’.

Below you can see what the press had to say and watch a short fan video of our ‘Previously on Earnest’ Hollywood-style recap!

WHAT THE PRESS SAID

“Wonderful… The Pantaloons breathe life into such literary greats, give them a contemporary twist and fill them with energy”

NORTHWICH GUARDIAN

“Tight, well-rehearsed and perfect for a carefree summer evening”

IP1 MAGAZINE

“Wonderfully inventive… Catching this touring show will feel like putting on a forgotten pair of slippers and finding them even more comfy than you recall”

ROTHERHAM ADVERTISER

“So good you may laugh your Pantaloons off!”

GLOUCESTERSHIRE ECHO