Being Earnest (2021)

  • Musical, Comedy, Period piece, Mod, Romance, Caper
  • 1h 48m

A Groovy 1960s Musical Take on Wilde’s Most Popular Play. Being Earnest takes place in a mod, 1960’s, Austin Powers-era setting. All of the brilliant wit in Wilde’s most popular play intact in this effervescent musical about two young couples and the societal conventions, over-bearing mothers, and misplaced handbags in railway stations that they must overcome in the course of finding true love. The score is a sparkling homage to 1960’s rock groups such as Herman’s Hermits, The Dave Clark Five, The Rolling Stones, The Seekers, The Hollies, The Lovin’ Spoonful and more.

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Skylight Music Theatre

Original Production at

Book and Lyrics

Paul Gordon


Michael Unger

Music Director

Conor Keelan


Amanda Marquardt

Based on the Play By

Oscar Wilde





Bonus Content

The Making of Being Earnest

Max Pink talks about the creation of Being Earnest.