Wilde evening of wordplay at The Castle

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Oscar Wilde’s much-loved comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, will be entertaining audiences at The Castle theatre tomorrow.

London Classic Theatre is currently touring the play, which has become known for its dazzling wordplay and comic invention.

As the story goes, Jack is in love with Gwendolen and Algernon is in love with Cecily. When an identity crisis spirals out of control, the previously separate worlds of town and country collide and 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.

A spokesman for the Wellingborough theatre said: “The theatrical masterpiece is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest comedies in the English language and has delighted millions since its first London performance in 1895.

“Wonderful characters, sparkling dialogue, gloriously improbable plot twists and a sprinkling of romance, The Importance of Being Earnest has it all.”

London Classic Theatre has been touring for 12 years.

The play will be performed at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £13 or £15. Ring the box office on 01933 270007 or visit www.thecastle.org.uk.