The Importance of being Earnest

The Importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde  March 1957

A farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play’s themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.

The Importance of Being Earnest - March 1957
The Importance of Being Earnest - March 1957
The Importance of Being Earnest - March 1957
The Importance of Being Earnest - March 1957
The Importance of Being Earnest - March 1957
The Importance of Being Earnest - March 1957
The Importance of Being Earnest - March 1957
The Importance of Being Earnest - March 1957
The Importance of Being Earnest - March 1957
The Importance of Being Earnest - March 1957
The Importance of Being Earnest - March 1957
The Importance of Being Earnest - March 1957
The Importance of Being Earnest - March 1957
The Importance of Being Earnest - March 1957
The Importance of Being Earnest - March 1957
The Importance of Being Earnest - March 1957
The Importance of Being Earnest - March 1957

57 imp ernest

57 earnest extra2

57 earnest extra1

Cast

John Worthing J.P. : George Parker

Algernon Moncrieff, his friend : Don Porter

Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D. : John Waller

Merriman, Butler to Mr Worthing : John Cruse

Lane, Mr Moncrieff’s manservant : Ken Wilson

Lady Bracknell : Ella Edwards

Hon. Gwendoline Fairfax, her daughter : Jacqueline Smedley

Cecily Cardew, John Worthing’s ward : Peggy Branch

Miss Prism : Elaine Tickle

Crew

Producer : Ken Spinks

Stage Manager : Percy Simmonds

Wardrobe Mistress : Elaine Tickle

Prompt : Beryl Porter

Property Mistress : Christa Topham

House Manager : Charles Bygrave