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The Importance of Being Earnest

Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Tony Hogan

28 February - 10 March 2018

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About The Play

Oscar Wilde’s delicious comedy of manners is given a new 1920s twist (or should that be Charleston?) in Stagecraft’s upcoming production of The Importance of Being Earnest.

All the glamour and style of the Jazz Age is combined with the wit and charm of this comedy classic.

Jack Worthing always assumes a false name whenever he pops up to London, to hide his scandalous behaviour behind his fictitious brother named Ernest.

Gwendolen is in love with “Ernest” but Jack’s mysterious past may not satisfy her formidable mother’s desire for a good match for her daughter.

Algernon assumes the name of Ernest when he pops to the countryside to meet with Cecily, Jack’s very pretty, 18 year old ward.

Cecily is in love with “Ernest,” her guardian’s wicked brother in London whom she has only heard about.

When everyone meets at Jack’s country house looking for “Ernest,” an hilarious comedy of mistaken identities ensues.

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  • Algernon Moncrieff: Mr Simon Cannell
  • Jack Worthing: Mr Clayton Foster
  • Gwendolen Fairfax: Ms Margot Rose
  • Lady Bracknell: Ms Stephanie Gartrell
  • Cecily Cardew: Ms Claudia Richards
  • Miss Prism: Ms Catherine McMechan
  • Rev Chasuble: Mr Nigel Edgecombe
  • Lane/Merriman: Ms Sarah Arndt

Production Team

  • Director: Tony Hogan
  • Production Manager: Anna Allen
  • Stage Manager: Sarah Arndt