HYLANDS ESTATE OPEN ITS DOORS WITH A THEATRICAL FLOURISH -

As a rare treat to the locals of Chelmsford and surrounding areas, HYLANDS ESTATE is set to open its beautiful doors on the 30th May for a theatrical treat that is taking the UK by storm.

Split Second Productions, alongside Hylands Estate, is producing Oscar Wilde's cherished ‘The Importance of Being Earnest' - but not quite as you may know it. The hilarious, two man re-imagining of the classic will visit 20 beautiful castles, palaces and manor houses across the country - including Hylands Estate.

Guests will be invited to join Lady Bracknell for tea and drinks from 6:30pm, ahead of the performance at 7:30pm. They will then take their seats and enjoy the "exhilarating" and "ingenious" re-telling of the story where two actors will play every single character. Rapid quick-changes, tap dancing, fabulous frocks and enough tea to sink a ship, audiences are in for a wildly waggish time. It's Oscar Wilde's classic as you've never seen it before!

The riotous tour will stop at manor houses, town halls and castles around the UK, performing in some of the most exquisite drawing rooms and great halls that this country has to offer - just as Lady Bracknell would deem fit.

Bryan Hodgson - the writer and creator of this innovative adaptation will co-direct the show, straight from acclaimed (and award-nominated) back to back productions in London. Alongside him is Jaq Bessell, who has worked across Europe, in London, at the RSC, The Globe and in New York.

For tickets and a full list of venues/availability see online at www.splitsecondproductions.com

Website: http://www.splitsecondproductions.com

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