Final curtain call at the Library Theatre

Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest was Manchester Library Theatre’s first ever production in 1952. And it will be the last – in its current home at least. The building is closing for renovation, and the theatre will not have a new permanent home for three or four years.

Unlike the Royal Exchange’s flaccid Blithe Spirit at Christmas, this Library company production is a cracker, bringing alive Wilde’s witty social observations with pace, timing and verve.

It runs until 3 July and tickets are selling out fast.