Monday 11th March 2019 – Saturday 16th March 2019

Oscar Wilde’s cherished ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ is coming to the Barn Theatre, but not quite as you may know it. Following on from a successful UK tour 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!
“I saw this hilarious production of this timeless classic last year as it toured the country and was determined to get it to the Barn. I know that this will be something that our audiences will love!”
Iwan Lewis – Artistic Director of the Barn Theatre

Importance of Being Earnest


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


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 £10
Family Offers From £30 (2 adults, 2 children)
Season Offers | See all five BuiltByBarn shows from £40
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
Thank you for your patience while we make essential updates to our website and online booking system. 

The Importance of Being Earnest team