Opening Night - The Importance of Being Earnest

Copenhagen Theatre Circle is proud to present Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy of
manners The Importance of Being Earnest, probably Wilde's most popular play.
It is meant to be pure entertainment,

carrying a preposterous plot to its inevitable
conclusion on a cloud of razor sharp witticisms. It originally opened in 1895, but we
can still recognize the characters and marvel at the splendid precision of Wilde's
writing today.

Jack and Algernon are two fun-loving young gentlemen from the upper class.
Algernon has invented a friend, Bunbury, whose never-ending illnesses enable
Algernon to skirt all tedious social obligations. Jack has fun in the city under the
assumed name of Ernest, while living a respectable life in the country as the
guardian of Cecily, the granddaughter of his adopted parents. To her he recounts
the tales of how badly his reprobate brother Ernest behaves in the city. As Ernest,
he courts Gwendolen Fairfax, Algernon's cousin and daughter of the formidable
Lady Bracknell, a walking encyclopaedia of the unwritten rules of society and class.
She has no intention of allowing Gwendolen to marry Jack, which does not prevent Gwendolen from eliciting a marriage proposal from him. In the guise of Jack's
brother, Ernest, Algernon visits Jack's country home where he meets Cecily, who
frankly informs him that she has been engaged to him for months. He instantly falls in
love with her. Complications arise when the various assumed identities are revealed,
as both girls are adamant that they can only ever love a man by the name of Ernest.
In the wings, Cecily's governess Laetitia Prism and the local Reverend Chasuble
primly court each other while outwardly projecting proper Victorian moral rectitude.
The servants, Lane and Merriman, make sure that what needs to be done is done.

There is limited street parking near the venue, although there is underground parking
for 130 cars accessible from the corner of Serridslevvej and Gunnar Nu Hansens
Plads, beside the theatre. Be aware, however, that there can be great demand for
parking in connection with events in nearby Fælledparken or the National Stadium
(Parken). We would therefore recommend taking public transport. The nearest S-
train station is Nordhavn. The venue can easily be reached by buses 1A, 14, 40 and

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  • Gaby L.

    Great night! Excellent performance!

    April 18, 2013

  • chris t.

    Great fun! Take a friend and enjoy. (Don't dress too warmly. The theatre heats up from all the laughter.)

    April 18, 2013

  • Josh S.

    superb performance last night! Costumes and set were simply outstanding....

    2 · April 18, 2013

  • Mark L.

    Great show. V. Entertaining :)

    April 17, 2013

  • Patrick

    Going to enjoy it I think :))
    Never read or seen it before :)

    April 16, 2013

  • Brendan

    Ticket info is here -

    The play is in English.

    1 · April 15, 2013

  • Kara

    Hi!!! How much are the tickets and is the play in English or Danish? :)

    April 15, 2013

  • Federica G.

    I still have to understand how meetup works :) Will go to the show on Friday!

    April 12, 2013

  • Josh S.

    Ignas will be your Meetup contact for the night, look for him (he will be the one holding the meetup sign!)

    April 12, 2013

  • Josh S.

    No problem Tobias, the play will be running from the 17th - 21st, and the 23rd - 27th, so there are plenty of opportunites for you to join in the fun!

    April 11, 2013

  • Josh S.

    Hi Tobias! We will have someone at the venue with a 'Meetup' sign. You are able to buy your tickets on the door or at the venue.
    I will be there to greet you (I will be Front Of House that night) so come on over and say hi!

    April 10, 2013

  • Milli

    how much is the ticket?

    April 8, 2013

  • Josh S.

    It's runs from the 17th - 27th April Jamie, so no worries if you can't make opening night!

    April 5, 2013

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