The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Trudy Ritchie
Season: 26th May - 30th June 2018
Preview night 25th May
Friday and Saturday nights at 7.30pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm
Running Time: 2hrs 15 mins, including a 20 min interval
This production is now completely sold out!
John Worthing, feeling the need to escape his life in the country whenever he pleases, creates a fake brother 'Ernest' and assumes this identity in his pursuit of pleasures in London. When his London friend Algernon Moncrieff discovers his secret, he also admits to his own fabrication - an invalid by the name of Mr Bunbury, an excuse which allows Algernon to escape his overbearing relatives for some respite in the country.
John Worthing's two worlds collide, when Algernon Moncrieff, curious to meet John's ward Cecily, decides to visit his country residence, and there assumes the identity of his fake brother 'Ernest'.
A perfect play for our theatre, this overdue revival will introduce a whole new audience to the joys of bunburying, handbags, and those hard to obtain cucumber sandwiches!
|Assistant Director||Barry Nielsen|
|Set Design||Owen Gimblett|
|Costume Design||Peter Henson|
|Lighting and Sound Design||Michael Schell|
|Stage Manager||Danielle Brown|
|Lighting and Sound Operation||Ian Whalan|
|Lady Bracknell||Melanie Robinson|
|Miss Prism||Lois Marsh|
|Dr Chasuble||John Grinston|