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Helston Theatre

The Importance of Being Earnest

August 09, 2022


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Food orders must be placed 24 hours before the event. 

Event Details

Duplicity and deception, hilarity and handbags! 

Laugh out loud as Helston Theatre Company bluff and bluster their way through Oscar Wilde’s satirical masterpiece, his last and most loved comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest.

Often described as a trivial comedy for serious people, the story of two bachelors, John 'Jack' Worthing and Algernon 'Algy' Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest.

It soon becomes quite a struggle to keep up with their own stories and they quickly are entangled in a tale of disguise, deception and misadventure! The quite bonkers plot of this play mocks Victorian sensibilities with some of the best loved and frankly ludicrous characters to be found on the modern stage.

The Importance of Being Earnest is one of those iconic plays by Oscar Wilde that engages themes such as marriage, class, social expectations, and the lifestyles of the English upper class and is still, quite rightly, enduringly popular today.

We can’t wait to see the results! It’s great to welcome Helston back to the park following last season’s highly successful James & The Giant Peach.

Date: August 09, 2022

Start time: 14:00

There is the opportunity to order home-made vegetable pre-show curry, served with naan bread and yoghurt or jacket potato with butter and grated cheese when you book your show tickets. Our home-made vegetable curry is both dairy and gluten free.

In addition, there is a licensed bar plus a full range of both hot and soft drinks and snacks.

Please note: hot food may not be available at all matinee performances.

Seating is provided.

Dogs on a lead and under your control are welcome in the venue. Please bring a poo bag and ask at the box office if an event contains any sudden or loud sound effects.

Nearest Parking:
The Wellfields Car Park is off Alverton Road, next to the Tennis Club.