In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing
John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff are dissatisfied with their tediously mundane lives. To escape the burden of social obligation they attempt to win the hearts of two women who claim to only love men called Ernest. Both men create alter ego’s and become tangled in a web of mishap and misadventure.
The Importance of Being Earnest is a playful and amusing story of romance, secret identities and cucumber sandwiches. Often referred to as ‘A Trivial Comedy for Serious People’, Wilde’s most famous and successful play is one of the greatest comedies every written.
It is exquisitely trivial, a delicate bubble of fancy, and it has a philosophy…. That we should treat all the trivial things of life very seriously, and all the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality. Oscar Wilde
Press for previous productions
As comfy as a pair of old tap shoes, Stepping Out has heart, truth and boundless energy and if there’s a more joyous final ten minutes on the London stage I’ll don a leotard and tap dance through Trafalgar Square. The perfect pre- Christmas treat.★★★★ WhatsOnStage
…under David Ball’s skilled direction and choreography, it all comes together for the utterly gorgeous, razzle-dazzle climax. You leave wanting more, and with a smile as wide as a church door.★★★★ Remotegoat on Stepping Out
Stepping Out is the best show around right now. It has it all: music, dance, tragedy and comedy. Lots of comedy… it is the most fun I have had for a long time now, and The Feel-Ecstatically-Good Feeling at the end is pure magic. Southwark News