Review: The Importance of Being Earnest, MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton

Review: The Importance of Being Earnest, MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton

By Lewis Maclean.

Go and see this show!

Your life will be richer for it. I know mine was when I left Southampton’s flagship MAST Mayflower Studios theatre last night.

The works of Oscar Wilde are often known for the intense ludicrous drama and sharp wit. Often his work carried a rebellious attitude to social norms of the time. So the ‘Say it again, Sorry?’ team do a great service to the traditional works of Oscar Wilde whilst somehow encapsulating his spirit and wit with a contemporary rendition.

Watching something as dense and ‘wordy’ as Oscar Wilde can be intimidating or a turn off for many but thanks to the genius of the Sorry production team, they have done all the hard work for you.

So here is a link to the plot for revision, if it is even needed:

The Importance of Being Earnest – Wikipedia

Honestly, ANYONE can enjoy this play and everyone watching probably will.

To give a thorough review of this play would potentially jeopardise the experience but if you are going to see any plays this year, make it this.

If I had to find a weakness its that I probably won’t get to see it enough, and, if you go, you will know exactly what I mean.

You have this Friday evening and Saturday to see it in our fair city so don’t miss out. (Which you will, mark my words.)

Tickets for The Importance of Being Earnest (18 – 20 January) are on sale at or 02380 711811.

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