Coliseum Home and Starts the Winter Season in Earnest

After a mobile season while essential refurbishment and repairs were made to their Fairbottom Street theatre The Oldham Colisieum is home; kicking off a winter season with The Importance of Being Earnest - and of course it won’t be long before it’s time for the the celebrated Coliseum Panto at Xmas.

The Importance of Being Earnest, 30 October – 3 November 2012
A London Classic Theatre Production, By Oscar Wilde.
Directed by Michael Cabot, Designed by Kerry Bradley

Oscar Wilde’s theatrical masterpiece is widely-acknowledged as one of the greatest comedies in the English Language. Wonderful characters, sparkling dialogue, gloriously improbable plot twists and a sprinkling of romance

Romance, satire, confusion: The Importance of Being Earnest has it all.

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, Oscar Wilde’s best-loved work overflows with dazzling wordplay and comic invention.  London Classic Theatre promise to bring this 19th Century classic to vivid, extravagant life with their customary flair, attention to detail, high-quality casting and impeccable production values.

In 2010, London Classic Theatre celebrated ten years on tour, having performed to over 300,000 people at more than 150 theatres and arts centres around the UK and Ireland. The company, led by founder and Artistic Director Michael Cabot, produces challenging, accessible drama for audiences in London and the regions. LCT has explored the work of some of the finest playwrights of the last fifty years, including Joe Orton, Harold Pinter, Brian Friel and Mike Leigh.  They have also staged more challenging work, with national tours of two plays by Marivaux, Bryony Lavery’s Frozen and a further two UK premières, Nightfall by Joanna Murray-Smith and Love in the Title by Hugh Leonard.

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