Competition: Win tickets for authentic recreation of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest at Chelmsford Civic Theatre

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest - Credit: Archant

“TO lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.”

Oscar Wilde’s theatrical masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest is widely-acknowledged as one of the greatest comedies in the English language. It has a cast of wonderful characters, sparkling dialogue, gloriously improbable plot twists and a sprinkling of romance.

The London Classic Theatre will be bringing their stunningly authentic recreation to the Chelmsford Civic Theatre from March 21-22.

Jack is in love with Gwendolen. Algernon is in love with Cecily. But when an identity crisis spirals out of control, the previously separate worlds of town and country collide and delicious mayhem ensues. Thoughts of marriage and a happy ending must be put on hold until the inimitable Lady Bracknell can be convinced that the young men are worthy suitors.

The Importance of Being Earnest has delighted millions since its first London performance in 1895. A scintillating comedy of manners, Oscr Wilde’s best-loved work overflows with dazzling wordplay and comic invention.

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LCT promise to bring this 19th Century classic to vivid, extravagant life with their customary flair, perfect comedic timing, attention to detail, high-quality casting and impeccable production values. This is a great opportunity to watch a classic piece of theatre expertly produced and performed by a company committed to producing challenging, accessible drama of the highest quality.

Tickets, £16.50/£15 (concessions £15/£14.50 - there is a group rate of £1 off all tickets + 1 in 10 free) can can be booked online at or by calling the Box Office on 01245 606505.

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The Reporter has teamed up with the Civic Theatre to offer readers the chance to WIN a pair of tickets to the Thursday March 21 performance.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question:

In what century did Oscar Wilde write The Importance of Being Earnest?

A - 18th

B - 19th

C - 20th

E-mail your answer, including your name, address and a contact telephone number, to by 12noon on Monday March 18. Winners will be chose nat random.

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