The Cirencester theatre scene gets underway with a special run of The Barn Theatre’s own –The Importance of Being Earnest that will then leave the Cotswold town for London’s The Turbine Theatre.

Oscar Wilde’s cherished comedy The Importance of Being Earnest directed by Bryan Hodgson, has been re-imagined and went down so well in March last year has been snapped up by the London theatre for a run from February 18 to Saturday, February 29.

Cirencester will get the chance to see it before it makes the move from January 23 to February 15.

“Rapid quick-changes, tap dancing, fabulous frocks and enough tea to sink a ship, it is spectacular and we are very pleased it is going to London after Cirencester and others get the chance to see it,” said Barn’s artistic director - Iwan Lewis.

“It is part of our own season of productions we have on this year, we call this ‘Built By Barn’, after this we have more comedy with a version of Ben Hur, then Jeeves and Wooster, which is a co-production with The Theatre Chipping Norton, then Michael Morpurgo’s The Mozart Question, the musical Brigadoon, the horror classic, The Turn of the Screw and we finish the year with Cinderella,” he added.

For tickets and information, call The barn Theatre on 01285 648255 or visit www.barntheatre.org.uk