THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST 

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

by Oscar Wilde

When Algernon discovers that his friend, Ernest, has created a fictional brother for whenever he needs a reason to escape dull country life, Algernon poses as the brother, resulting in ever increasing confusion.

First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London

The successful opening night marked the climax of Wilde's career but also heralded his downfall.

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

Diane Owen

CAST

John Worthing, J.P. : Grant McCotter
Algernon Moncrieff : Ross Arnott
Rev. Canon Casuble : Simon Carney
Mr Gribsby : David Lord
Merriman : Andrew Stubbs
Lane : Stan Ward
Lady Bracknell : Lin Bowden
Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax : Kate Salt
Cecily Cardew : Lucy Cragg
Miss Prism : Tina Stewart

CREW

Stage Manager : Rob Owen
Set Design : Rob Owen
Set Construction : Rob Owen
Lights : Pete Williamson
Sound : Stephen Bashford
Costumes : Karen Smith
Props : Debbie Bashford & Sarah Dixon
Prompt : Maggie Allsopp
Box Office : Stephen Bashford
Front of House : Jane Williamson assisted by members of Sodbury Players & SPYS

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