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The Importance of Being Earnest tickets - Harold Pinter Theatre - Save up to £22 on selected performances - Tickets from £14.50

The Importance of Being Earnest tickets - Harold Pinter Theatre - Save up to £22 on selected performances - Tickets from £14.50

Oscar Wilde's much loved and brilliantly witty masterpiece features an all-star cast comprising Rosalind Ayres, Niall Buggy, Patrick Godfrey, Nigel Havers, Martin Jarvis, Christine Kavanagh, Cherie Lunghi and Siân Phillips


Special preview offer: Up to Third price seats were £22.50 now only £14.50. Valid on selected performances. Book now!

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The Importance of Being Earnest tickets

The Importance of Being Earnest is known to elegantly lampoon the hypocrisies of a Victorian society and opens as two bachelors, the dependable, John Worthing, J.P. and upper class playboy Algernon Moncrieff, feel compelled to create different identities in order to pursue two eligible ladies Cecily Cardew and Gwendolyn Fairfax. The hilarious misadventures which result from their subterfuge; their brushes with the redoubtable Lady Bracknell and the uptight Miss Prism results in a plot that twists and fizzles with some of the finest dialogue to be found in theatre.

Oscar Wilde’s much loved and brilliantly witty masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest features an all-star cast comprising Rosalind Ayres, Niall Buggy, Patrick Godfrey, Nigel Havers, Martin Jarvis, Christine Kavanagh, Cherie Lunghi and Siân Phillips performing as The Bunbury Company of Players, in a new production directed by Lucy Bailey, designed by William Dudley with added material written by Simon Brett, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick, the composer and sound designer is Tom Mills.


Daily Mail


The Times

‘Playwright Simon Brett has given Oscar Wilde’s classic a delightful new context and I don’t think I’ve enjoyed the play quite as much’
Daily Mail

‘Enjoyment, most notably from Sian Phillips as a vulture-like Lady Bracknell whose voice swoops and soars to tremendous effect’
The Daily Telegraph

‘Lucy Bailey’s thoroughly likeable, high-concept revival of this well-thumbed play’
The Times

‘Philips is one of the best Lady Bracknells I have ever seen
Daily Express

‘Martin Jarvis and Nigel Havers… are reunited in their glorious double-act
The Independent

‘It's a joy to hear Wilde's dialogue delivered with such poised musicality and mischief by seasoned performers of the calibre of Christine Kavanagh and Cherie Lunghi and Martin Jarvis and Nigel Havers’
The Independent

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The Importance of Being Earnest performance times

  • Monday to Saturday evenings at 19.30
    Wednesday & Saturday matinees at 14.30

The Importance of Being Earnest ticket prices

Monday to Saturday performances until September 20 - save £8

Seat type lastminute.com standard price lastminute.com offer price*
Up to Third Price Stalls/Royal Circle/Balcony Up to £22.50 £14.50
*The lastminute.com ticket price includes all fees.

Performances until September 20

Seat type lastminute.com ticket price*
Premium Seat £95
Top Price Stalls/Dress Circle £61.50
Second Price Dress/Royal Circle (may be restricted view) £50.50
Third Price Stalls/Royal Circle/Balcony (restricted view) £34
Fourth Price Stalls/Dress/Royal Circle/Balcony (restricted view) £17
*The lastminute.com ticket price includes all fees.

  • Please note: Some seats do have a restricted view at Harold Pinter Theatre. Seats at the venue are separated into price bands which reflect the proximity to the performance area and a central location in the auditorium. A seat within the Second Price band even with a restricted view is regarded as better than any other seat in a lower price band.

Seat numbers

  • At present, we are unable to tell you your seat numbers when booking tickets. However, seats are allocated by the theatre from best available within our allocation. All seats booked in the same price group will, of course, be together or at the very least be in front or behind each other in the theatre. In the very unlikely event of this not being possible we will call you and give you the option of cancelling your booking. However if booking in two or more price bands, you will not be sat together

Ticket delivery

  • Your tickets will be held for you to collect at the venue's box office one hour before the performance Please remember to bring along your confirmation email as proof of purchase

Venue and event information

The Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN
  • London Underground: Piccadilly Circus
  • BR station: Charing Cross
  • Please contact the venue directly for specific information about disabled access
  • No dress code


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How to get to the Venue

The Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN

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