The Importance of Being Earnest – Outdoor Theatre at The Bishop’s Palace, 7pm, Sunday 12th August

This summer, join acclaimed comedy theatre group The Pantaloons for a hilarious evening of entertainment as they bring their unique version of Oscar Wilde’s well-loved classic “The Importance of Being Earnest” to the stunning gardens of The Bishop’s Palace in Wells.

Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, Ernest doesn’t exist. Or does he…?

This energetic and musical production from the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons infuses Wilde’s witty words with snappy new songs and frantically funny physical theatre to give this perennially popular play a hilarious contemporary twist!

The performance will last approximately 2hrs including interval and is suitable for all ages.

Bring a low backed chair or a rug and your own picnic – or you can buy a ticket to include a BBQ – and enjoy a glorious summer evening, in wonderful surroundings, with the finest entertainment.

Ticket prices: Adult £15/Child £10/Family £44 (2 adults and 2 under-16s). Ticket prices including BBQ food: Adult £20.50/Child £15.50/Family £66. Tickets are available from the Palace Shop, by telephone 01749 988 111 or from the website