I’m delighted to welcome the marvellous, madcap and crazily inventive Pantaloons Theatre Company back to Billericay to perform their own twist on the Oscar Wilde classic ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ in the Rectory Garden on Sunday 5 August 2018. 

Everybody loves Ernest. Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, he doesn’t exist. Or does he?

Wilde’s comic masterpiece gets The Pantaloons treatment in their anarchic take on the classic comedy of manners and a post-interval Hollywood-style recap! This energetic and musical production from the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons’ infuses Wilde’s witty words with snappy new songs and frantically funny physical theatre to give this perennially popular play a hilarious contemporary twist!

“Wonderfully inventive … catching this touring show will feel like putting on a forgotten pair of slippers and finding them even more comfy than you recall.”
Rotherham Advertiser

“So good you may laugh your Pantaloons off!”
Gloucestershire Echo

Tickets are £14 I Under 16’s £7 & Fees I Door £16/8 (if not sold out) and are available from


Both of their shows in 2017 (Pride & Prejudice and A Christmas Carol) were sell outs and I expect tickets for this event will sell very quickly too – so don’t delay.

Doors open at 4.00 pm, performance starts at 5.00 pm.

As with my other outdoor events, you are encouraged to bring along a picnic to enjoy – alcohol allowed – and a blanket or a fold-up garden chair on which to sit! Please note, because of limited space, no tables, gazebo’s or parasols are permitted. Please be sure to take all your litter with you.

In the event of inclement weather, this event will take place in Emmanuel church – only 150 yards away!

Billericay Rectory is located on Laindon Road, and is a 10 minute walk from Billericay station (which is 25 mins from Liverpool Street). We are only 5 mins from the A127 or 15 mins from the A12.  The postcode is CM12 9LD. You can park in the Emmanuel car park (also CM12 9LD) which is just a short walk from the Rectory. There is also parking on the High Street or in the car park behind Iceland.

Please enter the Rectory Garden via the small gate to the left of the Rectory – not by the gate next to the Community Garden / Car Park.

For more details please contact me at revPACman@btinternet.com or via twitter @revPACman or face book

You can download a poster here TIOBE – Poster

You can download a leaflet here TIOBE – Leaflet