THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

by Oscar Wilde
1 Nov – 22 Dec 2010
 
 
1 Nov – 22 Dec 2010
Performances daily at 7.30pm, ex. Sundays
No performance on 3 Nov

Ticket sales from 04 Oct 2010

60 minutes
20 minutes
55 minutes
approx. 9.45pm
 
 

Synopsis

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In Oscar Wilde’s most perfect comedy, loved for its popular characters and memorable one-liners, young bachelors Jack and Algernon each assume a pseudonym to woo the women who have won their hearts. Abandoned in London’s Victoria Station as an infant and now living in a country manor, Jack has fallen in love with Algernon’s cousin Gwendolen, the daughter of the formidable Lady Bracknell. In order to meet with her in London he invents “Ernest”, a fictitious brother who demands his attention in the city. Meanwhile Algernon escapes his obligations in London to visit his friend “Bunbury” in the country. There Algernon meets and falls in love with Jack’s ward Cecily, and the stage is set for much skilful plotting and hilarious confusion. When each gentleman is forced to untangle his web of lies, being earnest takes on a whole new meaning and they can only hope that their ladies will learn that “a rose by any other name still smells as sweet”.

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.
 

Cast & Creative Team

Cast in order of appearance:


Moray Treadwell
James Cawood
Tom Micklem
Kate Dove
Olivia Wright
Jean Perkins
Kristin Atherton
Roger Bingham

Philip Dart
Charles Cusick Smith

Vanessa Mallatratt
 

 
There will be one intermission of twenty minutes.
No photographs or recording allowed in the theatre without prior permission from the management.