TH'IMPORTANCE OF BEIN' EARNEST Comes to The Drayton Arms Theatre
Jack loves Gwendolen, Gwendolen loves Ernest, Algy loves Cecily, Cecily loves Ernest, Gwendolen's Ernest is Jack, Cecily's Ernest is Algy and who on Earth is Burnbury!?
LKT Productions' vivid reimagining of everyone's favourite classic comedy relocates the action from Victorian London to a Yorkshire Council estate. The muscularity of the Yorkshire accent breathes new life into those famous lines and the reconfigured social structure offers a brand new examination of class.
Gone are the starched collars and cups of tea, in are the Leeds United football shirts and cans of Stella. Wilde meets Shameless in this exciting new production that promises to be one not to miss!
Toby Hampton will co-direct with Luke Adamson who will also play Algernon. Last year Luke was nominated for Best Male Performance at the Off West End Awards and Best Male Stage Performance at the Break A Leg Awards for his performance as Joe in Rabbitskin as part of Odd Man Out at The Hope Theatre and for Best Supporting Male at The Great British Pantomime Awards for his performance in Jack and the Beanstalk at York Theatre Royal.
The show is produced by LKT Productions a new company founded by Adamson and Hampton along with Kennedy Bloomer. Their first production: Oh No It Isn't was penned by Adamson and directed by Bloomer and Hampton and received rave reviews following its short run at The Hope Theatre.
The cast of Th'Importance Of Bein' Earnest also includes Heather Dutton (Treasure Island The National Theatre), Janna Fox (Merchant of Venice Duke of Yorks Theatre), Rob Pomfret (Off West End Award nomination for his performance in Kes The Brockley Jack Theatre), James King (Foul Pages The Hope Theatre), Millie Gaston and Joshua Welch.
TH'IMPORTANCE OF BEIN' EARNEST
Directed by Toby Hampton & Luke Adamson
Set & costume design by Rachael Ryan Lighting design by Frank Turnball
Drayton Arms Theatre 153 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 0LJ
Tuesday February 5 Saturday February 23
Press performance Thursday February 7, 7.30pm
7:30pm Tuesday to Saturday evenings.
Tickets 14 - 16
020 7835 2301 and online at www.thedraytonarmstheatre.co.uk/ tickets/the-importance-of-being-earnest