The Importance of Being Earnest

A bold, imaginative and surprising jazz musical remix of Oscar Wilde’s “trivial comedy for serious people”. Jack loves Gwendolen, Algernon loves Cecily, but both of them are engaged to the roguish Ernest - much to the disapproval of the formidable Lady Bracknell. The only problem is that Ernest doesn’t actually exist and - when his true identity is revealed - being “earnest” takes on a whole new meaning… Mistaken identity and romance collide with cucumber sandwiches and a handbag

The Roman Theatre of Verulamium

Creative Team

  • Adam Nichols


  • Matt Strachan


  • Tom Cagnoni

    Musical Director

  • Sundeep Saini


  • Simon Nicholas

    Set Design

  • Michael Bird

    Sound Design

  • Mattis Larsen

    Lighting Design

  • Delga Martineau

    Costume Design



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About Sunny

Sundeep Saini

Sundeep Saini is a movement director and choreographer passionate about driving narrative through physicality. She has worked with; children from 3 years old up to adults, community ensembles and professional companies, actor-musicians, classical actors and musical theatre performers, people with and without disabilities and strives to push them all to reach their full potential in both technique and performance.

She is a creative with a keen focus on embedding a movement vocabulary into a piece and strives to build character, narrative, musicality and production style whilst pushing the boundaries of choreography and movement.