Being Earnest in Huddersfield and Lancaster

Published: 10 March 2021
Reporter: David Upton

Importance of Huddersfield and Lancaster

Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield and The Dukes, Lancaster will co-produce a digital adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest.

Adapted by Yasmeen Khan and directed by Mina Anwar, the production will transpose the original narrative of Wilde’s play to the cobbles and stone walls of the north and follows the story of struggling actor Jamil and romcom star Algy, who come together in the pursuit of love.

It will be captured on location in Huddersfield and Lancaster, combining theatrical techniques with film and radio, and run from April 19 until May 4.