The Importance of Being... Earnest?

London theatre news: Tuesday 4 February 2020

Interactive - Off-West End - Shows

Say It Again, Sorry?'s new show - The Importance of Being... Earnest? - will be touring the UK in 2020, with its first stop at Omnibus Theatre, Clapham, in March.
The Importance of Being...Earnest? at Omnibus Theatre

Image: Omnibus Theatre

Following a successful London preview at the Pleasance, Islington, Say It Again, Sorry?'s new show The Importance of Being... Earnest? will be touring the UK in 2020, with its first stop at Omnibus Theatre from 10 to 15 March.

This is a show that is different every night with a focus on audience partipation!

With the production hanging by a thread due to a constant flow of disappearing actors, the audience are offered the chance to express their inner Lady Bracknell in order to save the show.

By the end, the entire audience are cast, honing their Wildean wits and holding onto their handbags in a performance that's always different and puts everyone centre stage for one glorious finale.

Here's the show trailer ...

Say It Again, Sorry? specialise in interactive and participatory theatre, and are committed to connecting people to their inner artist through collaboration, interaction and having as much fun as possible.

They use unexpected, hilarious and inclusive approaches, such as running open rehearsals where their audiences can participate in the creative process as well as performance.

The Importance of Being... Earnest? is written by Josh King and the company and directed by Simon Paris.

Other members of the creative department include set designer Jack Lowerson, with costume design by Trynity Silk, sound design by Ben Mann/Luciano Verghini and lighting design by Guido Garcia Lueches.

The Importance of Being... Earnest? will continue touring in 2020 to The Warren: The Hat at the Brighton Fringe, and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2020.

Show listing information


Hold on to your handbags and hone your Wildean wit!

This INTERACTIVE and HILARIOUS twist on Wilde's classic needs YOU to make it to the finale.

Prepare to tread the boards and express your inner Lady Bracknell because this production is hanging on by a thread and we're going to need YOU to make it to the finale.

If you've ever wanted to tread the boards, NOW is the time to get involved and reveal your true thespian.


SUSAN HOFFMAN - Eleanor / Lady Bracknell


TRYNITY SILK - Jen / Gwendolen


RHYS TEES - Graham / Lane



Author: Josh King and the company
Director: Simon Paris
Designer: Trynity Silk
Set designer: Jack Lowerson
Lighting: Guido Garcia Lueches
Sound: Ben Mann/Luciano Verghini
Production: Say It Again, Sorry?


Omnibus Theatre
1 Clapham Common Northside


From: Tuesday 10 March 2020

Closes: Sunday 15 March 2020


Standard: £14

Concessions: £12

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Links for this news item

Show website
ActDrop full listing for The Importance of Being...Earnest?

Company website

The Importance of Being Earnest - Wikipedia

Omnibus Theatre, Clapham

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