THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST part of Made at Curve season


Artistic Director Nikolai Foster gives THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST the Made at Curve treatment with a fresh and contemporary spin on Oscar Wilde’s classic play in a co-production with Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Bachelor Jack Worthing and his best mate Algernon Moncrieff hope to marry society’s most eligible ladies, Gwendolyn Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. But the lads’ courtship of the women is far from straight forward. With double identities, handbag mishaps and hostile encounters with the formidable Lady Bracknell, the pair become embroiled in a web of mistaken identities with hilarious consequences.

Regarded as one of the finest comedies in the English language, Wilde’s play explodes with his trademark razor-sharp wit and is a brilliant exploration of the hypocrisies of a society where what we see on the outside is very different from what lies beneath.

Join us for this stylish new production and follow our charming pair as they discover “the vital importance of being earnest”.

Nikolai Foster is Artistic Director at Curve. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, he grew up in North Yorkshire. Nikolai trained at Drama Centre London and at the Crucible, Sheffield. Since taking up his post in January 2015, Nikolai has directed Legally Blonde: The Musical, Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s adapted by Richard Greenberg, Roald Dahl’s The Witches, Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, Shakespeare’s Richard III, Timberlake Wetenbaker’s Our Country’s Good, a performance to celebrate the reveal of the tomb of King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral and Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing.



Birmingham Repertory Theatre
9th September – 24th September

Curve – Studio
6th October – 29th October

0116 242 3595

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