OUTDOOR theatre company Slapstick Picnic will be heading to Giggleswick in August with a 'mischievous reimagining' of The Importance of Being Earnest.

Ripping up the recipe book and dishing out a hectic, two-actor production of Oscar Wilde’s classic play, audiences will be invited to tuck into a picnic and join in the silliness at The Richard Whiteley Theatre at Giggleswick School.

Prepare to witness the impossible - the entirety of Oscar Wilde’s classic play of manners, affairs and handbags being performed by just two rather dashing entertainers with a little help from their hapless Stage Manager. They’ve no time for the twee tea-time titters - they want you guffawing with your gran and spitting out your Sauvignon on your sister.

Director Nel Crouch said, “When it comes to enjoying the great British summer, you can’t beat basking in the evening sun, sipping an ice-cold drink, tucking into a delicious picnic and watching this classic Wilde comedy with a slapstick twist. Of course, it could rain, which would shatter that lovely image, but that’s all part of the fun isn’t it.”

Mike Offland , manager of the Richard Whiteley Theatre added:“I’m delighted that following a fantastic number of summers with the HandleBards we can welcome their sister company Slapstick Picnic. Theatre is a different personal experience every night; and Slapstick Picnic make sure you will not forget your evening with them. “

The Importance of Being Earnest is at The Richard Whiteley Theatre at 7pm on Friday, August 19. Tickets from £10 to £17, free for under 10s. Tickets from www.giggleswick.org.uk/rwt