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The Importance of Being Earnest (Slapstick Picnic)

When? 29 July 2021
Where? Dorchester

  • The Importance of Being Earnest (Slapstick Picnic)

From the creators of The HandleBards comes a fantastically wild(e) new production, ripping up the rule book and celebrating silliness. We ask that you prepare to witness the impossible – the entirety of Oscar Wilde’s classic play of manners, affairs and handbags being performed by just two rather dashing entertainers.

Our guide to getting the best out of your time outdoors:

Come prepared! – Bring whatever you need for a cosy evening. Sun shades, sun cream, hats, warm woollies, blankets, waterproofs, face mask, a waterproof lap cover (either a sheet of paper or a bin bag work well), a sleeping bag (it may seem silly, but even the warmest day can turn into the chilliest evening) and insect spray!

Bring your own seat – Low backed chairs, rugs and a cushion are always nice. Combine comfort and style!

Gather a posse – in line with current Covid restrictions! Bring friends and family (family tickets are available). The more the merrier for a fun day or night out!

Arrive Early – Pick a great spot in line with current Covid restrictions and enjoy the atmospheric surroundings.

Bring a Torch – It’s very helpful to safely find your way back to the car for evening performances.

Bring a Picnic – Although refreshments are also available from an hour before each performance.

Venue: Maumbury Rings. Starts 7pm. Doors and refreshments from 6pm.

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