The Importance of Being (Earnest) A Handbag?

To be successful in love is to be called Ernest. Or so it is in Oscar Wilde's satirical masterpiece following the story of two eligible bachelors, Jack and Algy. In love with two women who conveniently claim to only love men named Ernest, Jack and Algy create alter egos called Ernest to win their hearts. But it’s a struggle to keep up with their own stories and they quickly become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure. The frankly bonkers plot of this play mocks Victorian sensibilities with some of the best loved and ludicrous characters to be found on the modern stage. And if that’s not sold it to you, there’s always that line about the handbag.

This is an outdoor performance, please bring chairs and a picnic.

(If wet the performance will take place in the church, where no food or drink will be permitted).

Tuesday 12th July 7.30pm

Prior booking strongly advised.

Book online




The Gardens behind St George’s Church St George's Road Deal CT14 6BA




Box Office - 01304 370220


Start: 12/07/2022 12:00 AM - End: 12/07/2022 12:00 AM


£20 Under 25’s £10