Oscar Wilde receives a surprise visit from Arthur Sullivan, who, as it turns out, has just split from his partner Gilbert and is seeking a new venture. Wilde, only too happy to oblige, offers up his unpublished play The Importance of Being Earnest, and an inspired (fictitious) collaboration is born. What follows is an imagined musical version of one of the most well-loved plays of all time. Featuring a score the real Arthur Sullivan would have been proud to pen himself, Earnest or What’s in a Name? is an exciting and inventive new musical that will leave you wanting more from this partnership that ‘might have been.’
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Leonard Diamond
A musical adaptation of The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
4F, 6M | 1 Hour 55 Minutes
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