Please note this show has 2 intervals and is seperated into 3 acts

Oscar Wilde’s cherished ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ is returning to the Barn Theatre after its successful 2019 run, but not quite as you may know it. This hilarious, two-man re-imagining of the classic will delight and entertain in equal measure. Already recognised as one of the UK’s funniest plays, this ingenious, riotous, re-telling of the story has two incredibly talented actors playing every single character. Rapid quick changes, tap dancing, fabulous frocks and enough tea to sink a ship, audiences are in for a wildly waggish time. It’s Oscar Wilde’s classic as you’ve never seen it before, Built By Barn style!




Book online or call 01285 648255  Lines open 10:00am – 5:30pm, Monday – Friday. 10:00am – 4:00pm Saturday


Mon-Sat: 7:30PM
Thursday & Saturday: 2:30PM

Running time:

Approx 120 minutes
This performance will have two intervals.

Age guidance:



See below for ticket pricing and seating plan
General Ticket Prices | From £11.50
Family Offers From £35 (2 adults, 2 children)
Season Offers | See all seven BuiltByBarn shows from £50
Concessions | Available to children under 16, over 65, and members of the Uniformed Public Services.
All tickets and offers can be booked via the Box Office on 01285 648255
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The Importance of Being Earnest team