"If there are any tickets left... get your hands on one! I would truly recommend it."
Rose Fawbert Mills, Arts Talk Magazine, 2019


by Oscar Wilde
directed by Mark Winstanley
November 5th to 9th 2019 - Amsterdam
CC Amstel

100% sold out in 2018, sold out performances in 2019! A fast-moving, outrageous and contemporary take on Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece. The show featured male actors in the seven principal roles plus a talented male and female supporting cast.

"Surprising moments of hilarity popped up throughout the play... savvy, sparkling creations... truly entertaining... brilliantly performing cast, who worked like a well-oiled engine.

"One can detect Mark Winstanley's strong sense of humor and skill in creating this crafted and contemporary version.

"James Johnson has an abundance of energy and his playfulness really brought this little fire cracker or a character to life. Fantastic, full of false identities, marriage disasters and contemporary witticisms.

"I truly recommend it."

Rose Fawbert Mills, Arts Talk Magazine, 2019
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"...I’m pretty sure Oscar Wilde would’ve wholeheartedly approved of the fresh approach. It would be impossible not to!"
Dana Marin, Amsterdamian
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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 all-male interpretation guaranteed an evening of outrageous, contemporary comedy whilst remaining true to the wit, character and very nature of Oscar Wilde himself.

"I enjoyed the show immensely. This performance of Earnest is as you've never seen it before. As for the bittersweet ending, very relevant."
Don Duyns - Dutch Playwright, director and former theatre critic at Het Parool

"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 acted show on a lovely evening.""
Gay & LesBian Social The Netherlands (MeetUp)

"A fabulous time indeed!"
theamsterdamian (Instagram)

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


Tue 5 Nov 2019, 20:00
Wed 6 Nov 2019, 20:00
Thu 7 Nov 2019, 20:00 SOLD OUT!
Fri 8 Nov 2019, 20:00 SOLD OUT!
Sat 9 Nov 2019, 15:00 SOLD OUT!
Sat 9 Nov 2019, 20:00 SOLD OUT!


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

NZ Sauna and Intratuin logos
This production was generously sponsored by NZ Sauna, Intratuin Amsterdam and Planet Romeo - supporting the LGBT+ community

Queen's English Theatre Company - English Theatre in Amsterdam

© 2019 by QETC.