EPT know importance of being earnest

EDINBURGH People's Theatre starts its 2017 season next week with the play that opened the Church Hill Theatre in 1965, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.

Tuesday, 21st March 2017, 10:16 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:42 am
Mike Brownsell and Pat Hymers in Edinburgh People's Theatre's The Importance of Being Earnest at the Church Hill Theatre

First performed in 1895, its inspired dialogue and sparking witticisms are some of the most often quoted in the English language.

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EPT previously performed the play at the Church Hill in 1998 and one of that cast returns in this new production directed by Helen Hammond.

She says, “I feel enormously privileged to present one of best loved plays in the English language as my directing debut with EPT.” The play is Church Hill Theatre, Wednesday-Saturday, 7.30pm (matinee 2.30pm), £12, 0333-666 3366