The new digital show is a co-production between the Lawrence Batley Theatre and The Dukes.

Oscar Wilde’s play has been adapted by Yasmeen Khan for a new digital production directed by Mina Anwar, streaming from the 19th April until the 4th May.

This new production is set to transport Oscar Wilde’s play to the cobbles and stone
walls of the north and follows the story of struggling actor Jamil and rom-com star Algy, who
come together in the pursuit of love, being true to yourself and Nando’s.

The new and modern take on The Importance of Being Earnest is set to be filmed at the Lawrence BatleyTheatre in Huddersfield and The Dukes in Lancaster and will feature set and costume design by Holly Pigott. Casting has yet to be announced.

Talking about the news, Yasmeen Khan, writer of The Importance of Being Earnest said: “I’m delighted to
have the opportunity to run riot with an adaptation of a classic Oscar Wilde comedy, giving
it a very modern twist and a new setting. This is Earnest as it’s never been seen before.
Having northern roots, myself, collaborating on such a uniquely northern production is a
joy.”

The Importance of Being Earnest will be streamed from the 19th April until the 4th May. Tickets are £12 and available by visiting: https://importanceofbeingearnest.com/