The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Paul OlislagersSeason: 31st October - 19th December 1998
While Wilde's play continues the tradition of restoration comedy with some influence from W.S. Gilbert, it is entirely novel in that it is a comedy without malice. There is not one unpleasant character in the play.
The play first opened in London in February, 1895, whilst "An Ideal Husband" was running. Wilde had two successful plays at the same time.
Cast: Roger Gimblett, Stephen Baldwin, Basil Thomas, Andrew Trump, Ray Forsyth, Sandra Bass, Natasha Vagg, Loretta Tolnai, Joyce Birch