The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. It’s the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure.

Ely Amateur Dramatic Society (Ely ADS) are bringing this classic trivial farce to life in early March! The Importance of Being Earnest kicks off a season of plays for Ely ADS which is now in its 130th year. The first Ely ADS production was way back in 1888, before Oscar Wilde had even written Earnest!

The show runs from Thursday 1st March to Saturday 3rd March 2018, 7.30pm at The Maltings, Ely. Tickets are £11 from box office (Burrows Bookshop, Ely 01353 669759) and online at (there is 0.95p booking fee).

Photos by Doug Stuart Photography.