The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wlide’s classic, witty and laugh out loud comedy of mistaken identities, confusion, and cucumber sandwiches. On the surface, it’s a light, fluffy jibe at the nonsensicalness of the English upper class at the turn of the 19th to the 20th Century. At a deeper level, it is also a profound plea for sincerity & caring in the face of adversity.
Two Gents Productions set out to examine these themes from the perspective of the migrant and the outsider. Embracing wild wit, deft humor, role-swapping and banter with the audience, 2 actors unfurl a riot of love, confusion and high jinks.
Part of Black History Month, we are proud to bring you an exciting new take on Wilde’s classic tale. The Two Gents theatre company formed from the bare-bones, exuberant style of South African ‘protest’ theatre with just a few actors making an open-hearted connection with an audience without elaborate stage sets, costumes or props. this is a chance to see their unique take on mistaken identities.
“Uproariously Entertaining” – The Guardian
“A rollicking, fast-paced bit of storytelling” – Time Out
“A radiant examination of our own humanity” – RemoteGoat
This event is supported by Black Country Touring