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Have a Wilde time at classic comedy

WONDERFULLY BRITISH ... The Importance of Being Earnest is at the Customs House.

WONDERFULLY BRITISH ... The Importance of Being Earnest is at the Customs House.

A SHOW by one of the world’s most famous playwrights is coming to South Tyneside.

The Importance of Being Earnest is at the Customs House in Mill Dam, South Shields, next week.

The story, by Oscar Wilde, is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest comedies in the English language.

It follows Jack, who is in love with Gwendolen, and Algernon, who is in love with Cecily.

But when an identity crisis spirals out of control, the previously-separate worlds of town and county collide and mayhem ensues.

The show has delighted millions of people since it was first performed in London in 1895.

Performance company London Classic Theatre, which celebrated 10 years on tour in 2010, is bringing the show to the Customs House.

The company promises to bring the 19th century classic to life.

The Importance of Being Earnest is at the Customs House from Thursday to Saturday.

Tickets cost £16 with a £15 concession. To book, go to www.customshouse.co.uk or call the box office on 454 1234.

n We’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away for the opening night show at 7.45pm.

To be in with a chance of winning, just tell us who wrote the play.

Fill out the coupon and send it to Vicki Newman, The Importance of Being Earnest, Shields Gazette, Northeast Press, Pennywell Industrial Estate, Sunderland, SR4 9ER.

Twitter: @shieldsgazvicki

 

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