“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
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.
Address: Severndroog Castle, Shooters Hill, London SE18 3RT. Sat-nav: SE18 3RU.
All seating is unreserved.
Please bring your own blankets/ chairs - seating is not provided.
Hot and cold drinks, wine and light snacks such as cakes available before the show and during the interval. Picnics welcome.
Children aged under ten go free to all performances but will require a ticket. 'Free' tickets are not available for purchase on-line. Please contact the Box Office on 01634 338338 to purchase your tickets if you have children aged under 10 in your party.
Please note that if you leave your tickets Care of Box Office, you will be unable to collect these at the venue on the day of the performance. Tickets for collection can be collected from The Brook Theatre or The Central Theatre in Chatham. We would recommend that you select either postage or print at home as a delivery option.
Tickets will be non-refundable except where a performance is cancelled.
No decision on whether to cancel any performance due to inclement weather will be made until 30 minutes before the start of any performance.
If a performance is cancelled before curtain-up, the cost of tickets will be refunded. No refunds will be made if the performance is cancelled after curtain-up, although exchanges may be offered at certain venues.
To obtain a refund for a cancelled performance, customers must return tickets to the Box Office, either by post or in person. The Box Office will process your refund as quickly as possible, but this may take up to three days. Card purchases will be refunded to the card used to make the purchase. Cash refunds can not be made and, in the case of cancellation, a cheque will be issued to refund cash purchases