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The Importance of Being Earnest at The Mere in Ellesmere on Saturday 22 June

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Join us for a family-friendly outdoor comedy show, The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde’s classic laugh-out-loud play, at The Mere in Ellesmere.

Shropshire Council’s outdoor partnership team will be putting on Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy show of The Importance of Being Earnest at The Mere, Ellesmere on Saturday 22 June at 7pm.

The Importance of Being Earnest bill

Theatre at The Mere

Rain or Shine Theatre Company, a professional Gloucester-based company known for their classical summer season UK tours, will be bringing their own fast and funny version of the play as part of their national tour.

Watch two Victorian gentlemen pretend to be ‘Earnest’ to win the hearts of two ladies, who both want to marry a man with that name, and enjoy a night of hilarious mix-ups in a world of handbags, perambulators, cucumber sandwiches, muffins, butlers, the English upper class, and of course, the unforgettable Lady Bracknell. Bring your drinks, chairs and picnics and have a blast with this hilarious masterpiece.

Edward Andrews, Shropshire Council’s parks and countryside sites manager, said:-

“We are delighted to welcome Rain or Shine Theatre Company to The Mere for their performance of The Importance of Being Earnest. This is a fantastic play that appeals to everyone, and we are sure that it will be a hit with our visitors.

“The Mere is a wonderful place to enjoy a summer evening of theatre, and a great opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy a classic comedy in a beautiful setting.

“We invite you to bring your friends and family, your picnic and your sense of humour, and join us for this hilarious show for a night of fun and laughter.”

The tour includes a one-off show at The Mere, Ellesmere, SY12 0PA on Saturday 22 June 2024 at 7pm. Doors 6.15pm; show ends 9.30pm.

Tickets cost £16, child £8, and are available online at ticketsource.com or from the Rain or Shine credit card hotline: 03306 600541 (open 10.30am-7pm).