Sat 27 Aug, 2022 - Sun 28 Aug, 2022

The Importance of Being Earnest

Slapstick Picnic invite you to its summer tea party in Shakespeare North Playhouse’s Sir Ken Dodd Performance Garden, where marvellous feats of performance and culinary capers await.

Over tea and cucumber sandwiches, prepare to witness the impossible – the entirety of Oscar Wilde’s classic play of manners, affairs and handbags being performed by just two, rather dashing, entertainers.

From the creators of The HandleBards comes a fantastically wild(e) new production, ripping up the recipe book and celebrating silliness.

With Slapstick Picnic, you can have your cake and eat it!

Written by

Oscar Wilde


Nel Crouch


Connie Watson


Alice Roots

Book tickets

Venue Space

Sir Ken Dodd Performance Garden - Unreserved Seating

Ticket Prices

Tickets from: £3.00

Age Guidance

Suitable for everyone aged 8+


The Sir Ken Dodd Performance Garden has unreserved seating so you can sit wherever you like when attending the show.


This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own blanket to sit on and dress for the weather!