Back by popular demand!


by Oscar Wilde
directed by Mark Winstanley
November 5th to 9th 2019 - Amsterdam
CC Amstel Theater

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100% sold out in 2018, Wilde’s definitive comedy of manners is back owing to popular demand. A fast-moving, 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.

"Captivating... intriguing, witty, razor-sharp words...
It’s clear that this is a fun and entertaining night at the theatre."

Matthew Curlewis, ArtsTalk Magazine
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"...I’m pretty sure Oscar Wilde would’ve wholeheartedly approved of the fresh approach. It would be impossible not to!"
Dana Marin, Amsterdamian
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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 all-male interpretation guarantees an evening of outrageous, contemporary comedy whilst remaining true to the wit, character and very nature of Oscar Wilde himself.

"Witty, sharp and convincing modern settings of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. I loved the Q-cumber Sauna and Aunt Augusta couldn't be funnier!"
Henk Burger, writer gay romcom Gewoon Vrienden

"A great, flamboyant tribute to the true nature of Oscar Wilde. A beautifully acted show on a lovely evening.""
Gay & LesBian Social The Netherlands (MeetUp)

"A fabulous time indeed!"
theamsterdamian (Instagram)

"OMG I had such a fun time! LOOOOOVED the play!!!"
davedelareza (Instagram)



This show is at the state of the art CC Amstel,
a 154 seater, which opened in September 2018.
The theatre is at the new Cullinanplein 1, Amsterdam.

Group Bookings

A 10% discount is available
for bookings of 10 or more tickets.
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This production is generously sponsored by NZ Sauna, Intratuin Amsterdam and Planet Romeo - supporting the LGBT+ community

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