Octagon Theatre Bolton
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Suba Das

Oscar Wilde’s wonderfully witty and deliciously decadent comedy masterpiece is brought to life this summer in a brilliantly funny new production packed with sparkling dialogue, razor-sharp wit and electric performances.

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. For Jack, however, this is not as easy as it sounds, having started life abandoned in a handbag.

Prepare to take a jovial joyride of double lives and double entendres, throwing love, logic and language into the air in a wildly funny story of handbags, cucumber sandwiches and absolutely nobody called Ernest!


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£28.50 - £14.50 (concessions available)


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Post show talk

Fri 14 June

Please note

This production contains, onstage smoking of herbal cigarettes, theatrical haze and strobe lighting. 

“The most interesting production of The Importance of Being Earnest I have ever seen...everything about the show is done in great style” 

Northern Soul

Cast includes

Sarah Ball

Sarah Ball

Lady Bracknell
David Cardy

David Cardy

Dr. Fredrick Chasuble
Vicky Entwistle

Vicky Entwistle

Miss Prism
Dean Fagan

Dean Fagan

Jack Worthing
Jack Hardwick

Jack Hardwick

Algernon Moncrieff
Melissa Lowe

Melissa Lowe

Cecily Cardew
Dan Sheader

Dan Sheader

Elizabeth Twells

Elizabeth Twells

Gwendolen Fairfax

Creative team

Suba Das


David Woodhead

Set and Costume Designer

Prema Mehta

Lighting Designer

Hannah Calascione

Assistant Director

Debbie Clayden

Deputy Stage Manager

Annie May Fletcher

Sound Designer

Lucy Cullingford

Movement Director

"Funny, surprising and extremely watchable”

Northern Soul

“Exquisite and classy”

The Bolton News

“Oozes class and style”

Unofficial Theatre

“A visual spectacle” 

British Theatre Guide

Tickets £28.50 - £14.50
Concessions Up to £2 off*
Groups and schools prices available - see below or more info here.

Show accessible performances only

Groups and Schools
Groups 10+ Save up to £3 per ticket plus 1 free organiser ticket*
Groups 30+ Save up to £3.50 per ticket plus 1 free organiser ticket*
Schools £11-18 plus 1 free teacher per 15 pupils*

To book 10+ tickets call our box office on 01204 520661

*Excludes Friday and Saturday evenings and bargain night performances. All discounts subject to availability


Albert Halls, Victoria Square, Bolton, BL1 1RU

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