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Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest coming to the Lichfield Garrick

Oscar Wilde’s classic work The Importance of Being Earnest is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.

The Original Theatre Company are behind the new production, which visits the city from March 27 to 31.

Gwen Taylor as Lady Bracknell

Gwen Taylor as Lady Bracknell

The show features Gwen Taylor as the formdable Lady Bracknell, Downton Abby star Thomas Howes as Algernon, West End favourite Peter Sandys-Clarke as Jack and Susan Penhaligon as Miss Prism.

A spokesperson said: “Jack wishes to marry Algernon’s cousin, the beautiful Gwendolen but first he must convince her mother, the fearsome Lady Bracknell, of the respectability of his parents and his past.

“Prepare to take a welcome turn with Wilde’s much-loved Algernon, Jack, Gwendolen and Cecily, as town and country clash in a brilliant and wildly funny story of romance, identity, perambulators and capacious handbags.”

Tickets start at £23.50 and can be booked by calling 01543 412121 or visiting

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