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The Importance of Being Earnest

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Award-winning director Denzel Westley-Sanderson breathes fresh new life into Oscar Wilde’s sharpest and wittiest comedy: The Importance of Being Earnest.

Wilde’s genius humour meets contemporary culture in this theatrical rollercoaster packed with chart-toppers, shade, wit and plenty of gags.

This vibrant retelling brings warmth, relevance and unique insight to this classic satire about dysfunctional families, class, gender and sexuality.

Supported by a grant from Royal Theatrical Support Trust.

Running time



Stage 1

Northern Stage
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne

Age Guidance


Creative Team

Director – Denzel Westley-Sanderson
Designer –
Lily Arnold
Lighting –
Zoe Spurr
Sound –
Beth Duke

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Access at Northern Stage

There are two entrances to the theatre, Kings Road Entrance (this is the taxi drop-off/collection point) and the Main Entrance.

Both level entrances have automated doors. These lead into the foyer area where you will find the Restaurant, Bar, Box Office and entrances to Stages 1, 2 and 3.


Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available


There are five wheelchair positions in Stage 1, two positions in Stage 2 and all seats are removeable in Stage 3.


Accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.


Induction loop system in all public spaces, and an infra-red system in all three stages. (In Stage 1 the induction loop is best covered in rows E – L)


One free ticket for the assistant of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied.


Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here

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