“To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.“

Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is widely acknowledged as being one of the greatest comedies in the English language. Wonderful characters, sparkling dialogue, gloriously improbably plot twists, and a sprinkling of romance – The Importance of Being Earnest has it all.

  • Ark Theatre, Elstree Way, Borehamwood on Tuesday, May 7 at 7.30pm. Details: 020 8238 7288, www.thearktheatre.co.uk