June 2023 – The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Oscar Wilde

22–24 June 2023 at 7.30pm
Annexe Theatre, Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Ticket price £12 (£10)
available from the box office on 01383 602302
or through the website www.onfife.com


The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies.

It’s 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. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure.

The elaborate plot ridicules Victorian sensibilities with some of the best loved, and indeed bizarre, characters to be found on the modern stage.

This performance takes place in the Carnegie Hall Studio Theatre.