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The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Colin Burring
16 – 21 October 2000

Wilde’s “trivial play for serious people” is a sparkling comedy of manners. This hilariously absurd satire pits sincerity against style and barbed witticisms against ostentatious elegance. Wilde’s brilliantly constructed plot and famous dialogue enrich the appeal of his celebrated characters, as he turns accepted ideas inside out and situations upside down in this, his masterpiece.


John Worthing or Earnest or Jack – Ian Humphreys
Algernon Moncrieff – Michael Bate
Rev. Canon Chasuble – Tony Bate
Merriman – Brian White
Lane – David Hampton
Lady Bracknell – Carol Butler
Gwendolen Fairfax – Debbie Hoyle
Cecily Cardew – Jenni Barrand
Miss Prism – Jacqueline Vander Gucht


Stage Manager – Roger Butler
Continuity – Elsie Bate
Set Design – Sylvia Hogg, Colin Burring
Lighting – Alan Hunt
Crew – Michael Holland
Properties – Pauline Ellard
Procurement – Pamela Horner
Sound – Pam Travers
Wardrobe – Margaret Ball, Molly Graham
Set Builders – Roger Butler, Bill Brookes, Peter Smith, Michael Holland, Eric White, Barrie Richardson, Barry Hooper
Production Accountant – Ian Macdonald
Piano – Alan Hunt

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