The Importance of Being Earnest

The Cloisters, Peterborough Cathedral
Friday 21 August 2020 00:00 - 00:00

DOT Productions present one of the funniest plays in the English language, in the beautiful outdoor setting of the Cathedral Cloisters. So gather your bubble and book in for a little socially distanced light relief!

Oscar Wilde billed his play as "a trivial comedy for serious people", and its witty dialogue and fabulous characters are sure to delight both serious and flippant audiences alike.

Six versatile actors and DOT Productions’ renowned style bring this much loved masterpiece to you in all its satirical glory.

Two bachelors; the seemingly responsible John Worthing JP, and the charming and frivolous Algernon Moncrieff; both lead double lives in order to court Gwendolyn Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. This leads to a riotous comedy of mistaken identities, and encounters with the formidable Lady Bracknell.

New! Matinee performance added

2.00pm, matinee. 

7.30pm, evening show. 

Entry and ticket details

Buy your tickets: Tickets are £12 per person (booking fee applies). Book online here.

The audience will be seated in social bubbles / households, as per government guidelines, so please take this into consideration when booking your tickets. If you need to book for more than one bubble please make these as separate bookings so that we can plan socially distanced seating accordingly. 

Bring your own chair or cushion: This is an outdoor production so please bring your own chairs or floor cushions with you as none will be available at the venue.

Be prepared for the weather: The show will go ahead outside whatever the weather, so be prepared with a waterproof or sunhat accordingly!

When to arrive: The gate to the Cloisters will open 60 minutes before the performance, so that the audience can arrive gradually and avoid queueing.

Toilets: Toilets will be available before the show and may be used at any time during the performance, as well as during the interval, to avoid queuing.

Interval: There will be one interval about 1 hour 10 minutes in to the show. Pre-ordered orange juice and Prosecco are on sale (12.00 noon on 21st August is the deadline for orders). Details of how to order are here: Pre-show or interval drinks.

NHS Track and Trace etc: For details of NHS Track and Trace information needed, and other COVID-19 measures that will be in place, please read this before you book your tickets:

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