The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

13 -15 November 1997

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.

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Algernon Moncrieff : Jon Newham

Lane : John Elson

John Worthing M.P. : Douglas Harding

Lady Bracknell : Barbara Brockway

Hon. Gwendolyn Fairfax : Claire Fleming

Miss Prism : Joyce Elson

Cecily Cardew : Kate Nichols

Rev. Canon Chasuble D.D. : Ray Bromelow

Merriman : John Moules

Maids : Val Barber, Margaret Bachini


Director : Diana Evans

Stage Manager : Wendy Roskilly

Stage Crew : John Baskerville, William Heaton, Peter Harris

Lighting : Peter Fleming

Sound : Peter Harris

Prompt : Rita Prodger

Costumes : Ruth Ferguson , Pam Moss

Properties : Margaret Bachini

Set designed : Noel Ripley

Set construction : David Fyfe, John Elson, William Heaton, Tracey Moss

Piano : Robert Evans