Oscar Wilde’s satirical masterpiece is considered by many to be his finest work and there’s no denying that his sparkling wit and observational acuity were rarely sharper than in this, his final play.
And where better to revisit Wilde’s crowning achievement than his hometown? Fittingly the recently renovated Smock Alley Theatre is both steeped in history – it’s the city’s oldest theatre – and an exciting emblem of Dublin’s progressive and vibrant cultural landscape, in many ways it is the perfect venue for an evening of sharp Wildean comedy. The Importance of Being Earnst may be 120-years-old but it feels as fresh and relevant today as it did in 1895.
An undoubted highlight of Dublin’s theatrical calendar this summer, The Importance of Being Earnest promises an irresistible night of wit, farce and romance in one of the city’s best-loved venues.
Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Kate Canning
Lighting and Set Design: Marcus Costello
Costume Design: Olga Criado Monleon
Cast: Charlie Hughes, Katie McCann, Clodagh Mooney Duggan, James Murphy, Aislinn O’Byrne, Valerie O’Leary, Kevin Shackleton