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The Importance of Being Earnest – Open Air Theatre at Dalegate Market

Dalegate Market, Main Road Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, PE31 8FB

12th June

The Pantaloons return for the first of their Summer shows, with their hilarious take on this classic Oscar Wilde story. Comedy for all the family, a brilliant evening of comedy theatre.

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!

If you’ve seen The Pantaloons before you know how funny they are, if you haven’t you really should experience them!

This will be an open air theatre show in the lovely surroundings of the Deepdale Orchard.

Please bring your own picnics, chairs & rugs (whether outdoor or indoor), and make an evening of this lovely outdoor theatre event. You can also enjoy food from Deepdale Cafe earlier in the day, Deepdale Stores will be open during most of the performance for extra snacks, or provisions before the show, and The Nest will be serving hot drinks & cakes until the show starts.

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Opening Times

Show starts at 19.00 - Gates open at 18.00

Prices

Adult

£14.50

Child (Under 16)

£9.00

Family (2 adults + 2 children)

£40.00

Under 3's

FREE

Facilities

Dog Friendly

Café

Car Parking

Picnic Site

Baby Changing

Disabled Access

Toilets

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