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Possibly the funniest play ever!

Kicking off the New Year at The Avenue Theatre is a smorgasbord of exciting shows and events. From world-class live music to top names in comedy – Red Rose Chain’s Spring season has something to entertain everyone!

In March, get ready for an unbelievable, immersive tale, guaranteed to delight dapper ladies and gents throughout the land!

It’s Oscar Wilde’s world-famous play – new and re-imagined!

The Importance of Being Earnest tells the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, living in 1890’s England. To escape their boring lives both men use the same pseudonym, Ernest.

Jack and Algy plan to win the hearts of two women, who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. However, one little lie about what their names are leads to other fibs, mistaken identity and deception, as Jack and Algy struggle to keep up with the pretence of their own stories.

The Importance of Being Earnest is widely regarded as one of the funniest plays in the English language, evoking a sense of the familiar while remaining as sharp as ever. Joanna Carrick’s interpretation will take you on a surreal journey through the heightened absurdity of Wilde’s words, distorting the lens through which we view the past. Cucumber sandwich anyone?

Starring Laurence Pears – fresh from his sell-out performances in the West End hits The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, alongside Red Rose Chain favourite (Mr Tod, Richard III, Ferdinand/Antonio/Stephano) and Associate Artist, Lawrence Russell – this is a time-travelling treat not to be missed!

• The Importance of Being Earnest runs from 21st March until 9th April at
The Avenue Theatre, Ipswich. To book tickets contact the Box Office on
01473 603388 or visit www.redrosechain.com

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