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Welcome to our brand-new training academy for aspiring actors and directors, the Academy will train a cohort in Summer 2024 culminating in a week-long open-air theatre tour.


We’re thrilled to get to work with an incredibly talented next generation of artists, and help them navigate the industry, from networking with west end performers to audition practise.

The Academy Participants will have the opportunity to experience what it is like to perform for a professional touring theatre company and to perform to a range of local venues and audiences.

They will have the opportunity to engage in exclusive workshops and Q&A sessions with industry professionals and our very own professional 2024 tour - a troupe of accomplished actors and directors (who have appeared in shows at West End venues such as The Royal Opera House and The Kit Kat Club in ‘Cabaret’).



The Tethered Wits Academy presents the timeless tale of identity, wit and cucumber sandwiches: The Importance of Being Earnest.

Upper class bachelors, the well-meaning John Worthing and playboy Algernon Moncrieff, create different identities for themselves to pursue two wonderfully eligible ladies, Cecily Cardew and Gwendolyn Fairfax. However, their identity misadventures lead to twists and turns in their tumultuous romantic journeys, all under the watchful eye of the inimitable Lady Bracknell.

Oscar Wilde’s legendary satirical comedy is a modern classic, dazzlingly brought to life in a stunning open-air setting.


👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Age Guidance: 8+

🕒 Running Time: 2 hours (including a 20 minute interval)

🚪’Doors open’ 45 minutes before the performance begins for picnics

Praise for Tethered Wits’ 2023 open-air show:

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

'Excellent: well adapted, well-acted and well directed’

North West End


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

'The cast were absolutely outstanding… I was captivated throughout'

What's Good To Do


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

‘Great fun… great interaction with the audience keeping the kids entranced’

The View From the Stalls

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