BUNBURYING (The Importance of Being Dr Adam Perchard)

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  • Join scholar and international cabaret star Dr Adam Perchard in a glam rock-fuelled, autobiographical romp through Oscar Wilde’s best-loved comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest.

    Part literary lecture, part rave, part confessional, BUNBURYING brings Wilde’s masterpiece to riotous, troubling new life amongst the glitter and turmoil of our twenty-first-century world. Performing some of Wilde’s most iconic scenes, alongside songs and stories from the Doctor’s own life, Adam reveals Earnest to be a dazzling hall of mirrors – mirrors that reflect our own world just as much as they do the sparkling, decadent nineteenth-century society that Wilde was satirising.

    The truth is rarely pure and never simple…

    Dancing through Wilde’s vision of a world where no one is quite what they seem, BUNBURYING is a sparkling, kaleidoscopic quest for authenticity in a world that forces all of us – especially queers – to wear masks sometimes.

    BUNBURYING (The Importance of Being Dr Adam Perchard) was first commissioned by the Jersey Arts Centre.


    Dr Adam Perchard is an internationally acclaimed playwright, party girl, and scholar. They have published widely in the fields of eighteenth-century literature and postcolonial studies, and they are a mainstay of cabaret stages across the UK, Europe, and the US. They have performed at the National Theatre London, Coliseum, Soho Theatre, Hackney Empire, and on Channel 4, and their solo show Bathtime for Britain is currently touring major theatres across the UK.


    “Hugely talented” – The Times

    “Perchard makes song and sentiment throb with life” – The Guardian

    “Dazzling” – The Financial Times

    Twisted genius” – Time Out

    “Will make you think, make you sparkle and make you feel better about the world” – Broadway Baby

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Broadway Baby
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Latest
    ★ ★ ★ ★ The Telegraph
    ★ ★ ★ ★ Time Out
    ★ ★ ★ ★ Broadway World
    ★ ★ ★ ★ The Wee Revie


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