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  • Start: Tuesday 20 November - 20:00
  • Auditorium: Great Hall

The Secret Lives of Canon Chasuble and Miss Prism

 “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from lack of imagination” (Oscar Wilde)

While others are preoccupied with cucumber sandwiches and railway cloakrooms, two minor characters from The Importance of Being Earnest are up to their necks in something else. A country rector and a governess, models of Victorian propriety in public. But in private?

This is the play behind the play: a tale of blackmail, false identity… and money. A subversively funny new take on an Irish theatrical classic.

Written and Performed by Helen Norton & Jonathan White


"To Hell in a Handbag is a delight – beautifully written and acted with exquisite comic timing.” ★★★★★  The Mail On Sunday

"Helen Norton and Jonathan White have pulled off a coup with their enchanting visit to the outer rim of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest… packs extraordinary amounts of plot and top-notch gags into a compact package” ★★★★ The Irish Times

"If you love Wilde – and who doesn’t? – you’ll love this” ★★★★ Three Weeks


Age guidance: 12+

Running time: 60 minutes. No interval.