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image for Play - Comedy item typeThe Importance of Being Earnest UK TOUR at Hylands Estate

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Green Flag Award
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Play - Comedy, Thu 31 May 2018, £20-£15

VAQAS, GREEN FLAG AWARD

Contact

info@splitsecondproductions.co.uk

01245605500

Address

London Road,
Chelmsford,
Essex,
CM2 8WQ

Details

OSCAR WILDE’S THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST TOURS THE UK

Oscar Wilde’s cherished ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ is to tour the UK this Spring – but not quite as you may know it. The hilarious, two man re-imagining of the classic will visit over 20 beautiful venues across the country from Cardiff all the way to Leicester.

Already one of our nation’s funniest plays, the “exhilarating” Split Second Productions is making its unique mark with their “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.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessFacilities for hearing impaired

Visitor Centre. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Daily. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Education/School Visits: By arrangement. Suitability for Dogs: In grounds. Guide dogs only in house.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 31 May 2018 19:30 to 21:00
Audience are invited to attend from 18:30 to enjoy refreshments before the show.

Prices

£20 Full Price
£15 Concession

Location

Directions

See location of Hylands Estate on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 684042  Lat: 51.71128 Long: 0.43626

By Road:
From London: Take A12 towards Colchester. At 1st Chelmsford sign, take slip road to A414 towards Chelmsford. (A414 is an old dual carriageway). White on brown tourist signs indicates entrance to park/house.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Visitor Centre. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Daily. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Education/School Visits: By arrangement. Suitability for Dogs: In grounds. Guide dogs only in house.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu