Sydenham, home of the prestigious International Music Festival, and more recently, its own burgeoning Arts Festival, is fast becoming a centre for cultural excellence. Last year, local theatre company Spontaneous Productions gave us their swashbuckling ‘Three Musketeers’, in the uniquely beautiful garden of The Dolphin Pub. Now the company returns with Oscar Wilde’s sparkling comedy of manners, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ later this week (September 1, 2 and 3). Some unseasonal weather suggests ‘The Importance of Bringing an Umbrella’ might be a better title, but the show promises sterling acting, a gorgeous pastoral setting and some corking Wildean one-liners.
For info, see spontaneousproductions.co.uk.