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By Jo Finzi pictureThis month’s Dubai Drama Group production is Oscar Wilde’s hilarious tale of romance and comic deception. There’s a dash of added intrigue when Wilde uses his own devastating brand of witty wordplay to highlight the foibles of the British class system.

Gwendolen loves Jack - but apparently only because she thinks his name is Earnest. Her mother - the terrifying Lady Bracknell - is horrified when she learns that Jack was adopted as a toddler when he was discovered in a handbag at a railway station.

In her opinion it is totally below the standards of her daughter to “marry into a cloakroom and form an alliance with a parcel”.

If you want to have an evening of pure theatrical pleasure with a humorous glimpse into the life of the Victorian upper classes, this play is a must.

It’s on at the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC), on 7th and 9th at 7.30pm, with an additional matinee performance on the 9th at 3.30pm. Tickets are Dhs50.

Call the box office on 04 3414777 or email:

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