The Importance of Being Earnest (STC) [Sydney]
The Importance of Being Earnest (STC) [Sydney]

Event Information


Thursday October 5, 2023
7:30 PM


Roslyn Packer Theatre
22 Hickson Road
Walsh Bay, NSW

Auslan Interpreter/s

Yasmin Dandachi & Amber Richardson

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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Hilarious, naughty and Wilde

The fabulous Helen Thomson (Death of a Salesman, Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis) is back in this outrageous, entertaining and brilliantly camp new vision of one of theatre’s greatest comedies.

Oscar Wilde’s dazzling wit meets the lush and bracingly contemporary style of acclaimed director Sarah Giles, who last had us in stitches with the madcap mid-century farce No Pay? No Way!. This production will see The Importance of Being Earnest’s skewering of Victorian London’s silliness and snobbery dialled up to eleven in what promises to be an unforgettable night of hilarity.

Algernon Moncrieff and Jack Worthing are two best friends who are both living double lives. In the city they’re playboys with a libertine reputation, but in the country they assume pious alter egos to get away from it all. Things get sticky when love enters the mix and the men have to keep track of who they’re pretending to be and when. Floating haughtily above it all is the withering Lady Bracknell – played by Thomson – Victorian London’s socialite extraordinaire and the gatekeeper of all things high society.

The gold standard of theatrical comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest is a razor-sharp and endlessly relevant reminder of our tendency to get hung up on small trivialities while the important things in life pass us by.


Booking Instructions:

Please contact box office team: , or by calling 9250 1777, or
Via National Relay service can call 133 677 and ask for STC at 9250 1777

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