THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Oscar Wilde
directed by Mark Winstanley
November 6th to 10th 2018 - Amsterdam
Wilde’s definitive comedy of manners is given the QETC treatment. A fast-moving, brand new, outrageous and contemporary take on Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece. This show features male actors in the seven principal roles plus a talented male and female supporting cast.
Famed as much for Lady Bracknell’s one-liners and rich dialogue as for its exquisite and witty storyline, The Importance of Being Earnest has delighted millions since it’s first London performance in 1895. Jack’s alter-ego Ernest, allows him to escape his life in the country to live the London high-life. When wily seducer Algernon discovers his deception, he is inspired to impersonate Ernest himself. Both masquerade as Ernest to pursue their respective love interests. The result - a gay and wildly funny story of romance, identity and handbags. QETC’s brand new, all-male interpretation guarantees you an evening of outrageous, contemporary comedy whilst remaining true to the wit, character and very nature of Oscar Wilde himself.
This show will be amongst the first at the brand new, state of the art, CC Amstel theatre, a 154 seater, which opens in September 2018. The theatre is at the new A. Cullinanplein 1 (not yet on google maps), which is at the Amstel end of the Tolstraat.