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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!

Production
DirectorTrudy Ritchie
Assistant DirectorBarry Nielsen
Set DesignOwen Gimblett
Costume DesignPeter Henson
Lighting and Sound DesignMichael Schell

Crew
Stage ManagerDanielle Brown
Lighting and Sound OperationIan Whalan

Cast
JackTed Crosby
GwendolenEmma Wright
AlgernonCameron Hutt
CecilyRosanna Hurley
Lady BracknellMelanie Robinson
Miss PrismLois Marsh
Dr ChasubleJohn Grinston
MerrimanRod Stewart
LaneChris Dunwell