Outdoor Theatre Evening: The Importance of Being Earnest

Special Event

RHS Garden Hyde Hall, CM3 8ET

RHS Garden Hyde Hall, CM3 8ET


RHS Hyde Hall
Creephedge Lane Rettendon Common


RHS Garden Hyde Hall


  • Other Prices

    Adults: £15.50, Children under 16: £8.50, Children under 5: Free (no booking required)


  • Event times

    Doors open: 6.15pm
    Performance starts: 7pm
    Performance ends: 9pm approx (includes a 20 minute interval)

  • Subject

    Special Event

Join the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company at RHS Garden Hyde Hall this June for outdoor  performance of The Importance of Being Earnest.

Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, he doesn’t exist. Or does he…?
Best friends Jack and Algy have both created alter-egos to win the affections of their beloveds; but when will they stop being Ernest and start being, well, earnest?
Wilde’s comic masterpiece gets The Pantaloons treatment in their anarchic take on the classic comedy of manners. This energetic and musical production from the critically-acclaimed company infuses Wilde’s witty words with snappy new songs and frantically funny physical theatre to give this perennially popular play a hilarious contemporary twist.

Food Hampers

  • Food hampers are available to pre-book. Minimum order 2 Covers. £25.50 per person
  • The Hamper include:
    • Anti-Pasti - Cured Ham's, Salami's, Black Bomber Cheddar and Brie
    • Fish Box - Smoked Salmon, Prawns, Marie Rose Sauce and Lemon
    • Vegan Selection - Mixed Grain Tabbouleh with Pomegranate & Greek Yoghurt. Provençale Olives, Picked Artichokes and Sun Blushed Tomatoes
    • Ploughman's Choice - Shropshir Sausage Roll and Homemade Scotch Egg, A selection of Artisan Breads and Butter, Garden Chopped Salad. 
    • Refresh - Fresh Fruit Salad, Fruit Juice or Water. 
    • Drinks available to add on to your Hamper (cost applies)
  • For all hamper enquiries and bookings please email: [email protected].


Additional info

  • No seating is provided, please bring your own picnic mats and chairs (no gazebos or tents)
  • Please note this is an all-weather event. The event will only be cancelled in extreme weather
  • Please bring your own picnics and beverages to enjoy.
  • The Clover Café is open prior to the performance for beverages and light snacks

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