The Importance of Being Earnest (2022)

  • Main Auditorium
  • 1 November 2022 - 12 November 2022
  • A Rose Original, ETT, and Leeds Playhouse production

Oscar Wilde's genius humour meets contemporary culture in a theatrical rollercoaster packed with shade, wit and plenty of gags.

2021 RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award winner, Denzel Westley-Sanderson breathes fresh new life into Wilde's sharpest and wittiest comedy: The Importance of Being Earnest.

This is a classic satire, vibrantly retold about dysfunctional families, class, gender and sexuality.



Event details

Running time: 2hrs 20mins, incl. interval
Age guidance: 12+

BSL performance: Saturday 12 November, 2:30pm

Guest night: Wednesday 2 November, 7:30pm
Post-show Q&A: Thursday 3 November, approx. 10pm

Join us immediately after the performance on 3 November for a special post-show Q&A session.

Rose Theatre’s Artistic Director, Chris Haydon, will be joined on stage by director Denzel Westley-Sanderson, along with select cast members.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to engage with performers and artistic teams from the production and take part in the conversation about this new interpretation of The Importance of Being Earnest.

Friends night: Wednesday 9 November, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Rose Cafe
Hosted by Russell-Cooke



Royal Theatrical Support Trust

Supported by a grant from The Royal Theatrical Support Trust