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Open air theatre at Arley Hall
5:00pm Thursday 19th July 2012 in News
A CLASSIC comedy of manners will be brought to life in the open air at a Northwich stately home this summer.
Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest will be performed by The Pantaloons Theatre Company at Arley Hall and gardens on August 30.
The Pantaloons’ energetic new production adds a few contemporary twists to this perennially popular play.
Before the show starts, the audience’s needs will be met by The Pantaloons’ team of efficient butlers who will help to direct people to their seats, announce their arrival, open their champagne and maybe even shine their shoes.
“This is not just a retread of an old standard,” says director Mark Hayward.
“This is a show crammed full of imagination. We’ve taken influence from silent film, Victorian music hall and contemporary physical theatre to compliment Wilde’s brilliant words.”
Audiences can expect a rather unladylike Lady Bracknell, played by founding Pantaloons actor Martin Gibbons, moments of audience interaction and live music provided by the multi-talented cast including original songs written specially for the production.
Visitors are wecome to bring picnics and chairs to the performance.
Tickets, priced between £5 and £16, are available by ringing 01565 777353.