Queen's English Theatre Company - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Wilde’s definitive comedy of manners is given the QETC treatment. A fast-moving, brand new, outrageous and contemporary take on Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece. This show features male actors in the seven principal roles plus a talented male and female supporting cast.

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Famed as much for Lady Bracknell’s one-liners and rich dialogue as for its exquisite and witty storyline, The Importance of Being Earnest has delighted millions since it’s first London performance in 1895. Jack’s alter-ego Ernest, allows him to escape his life in the country to live the London high-life.  When wily seducer Algernon discovers his deception, he is inspired to impersonate Ernest himself.  Both masquerade as Ernest to pursue their respective love interests.  The result - a gay and wildly funny story of romance, identity and handbags. QETC’s brand new, all-male interpretation guaranteed an evening of outrageous, contemporary comedy whilst remaining true to the wit, character and very nature of Oscar Wilde himself.

This show is at the state of the art CC Amstel theatre, a 154 seater, which opened in September 2018. The theatre is at the new A. Cullinanplein 1, which is at the Amstel end of the Tolstraat.

This production is generously sponsored by Intratuin Amsterdam. Supporting diversity and the LGBT+ community.

2019 bookings open March 29th

by Oscar Wilde
directed by Mark Winstanley
November 4th to 9th 2019 - Amsterdam

"Captivating... intriguing, witty, razor-sharp words... It’s clear that this is a fun and entertaining night at the theatre."
- Matthew Curlewis, ArtsTalk Magazine read the full review

"I didn’t know [Oscar Wilde] personally, but I’m pretty sure he would’ve wholeheartedly approved of the fresh approach.
It would be impossible not to!"

- Dana Marin, Amsterdamian read the full review

"Witty, sharp and convincing modern settings of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. I loved the Q-cumber Sauna and Aunt Augusta couldn't be funnier!"
- Henk Burger, writer gay romcom Gewoon Vrienden

"A great, flamboyant tribute to the true nature of Oscar Wilde."
"A beautifully enacted show on a lovely evening."
- Gay & LesBian Social The Netherlands (MeetUp)

"OMG I had such a fun time! LOOOOOVED the play!!!"
- davedelareza (Instagram)

"A fabulous time indeed!" - theamsterdamian (Instagram)


  •                         Monday 4 November 2019, 20:00 - Preview
  •                         Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 20:00
  •                         Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 20:00
  •                         Thursday, 7 November 2019, 20:00
  •                         Friday, 8 November 2019, 20:00
  •                         Saturday, 9 November 2019, Matinee 15:00
  •                         Saturday, 9 November 2019, 20:00
  •                         Bookings open March 29th