The Importance Of Being Earnest

The Importance Of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th October 1984

St Augustine’s Hall, Trowbridge

Two young gentlemen living in the 1890’s England have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement in their lives. John Worthing has invented a brother, Ernest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull country life behind to visit the ravishing Gwendolyn in London. His friend, Moncrieff uses a ficticious invalid friend ‘Bunbury’ to avoid awkward social occasions by visitng ‘him’ in the country. He decides to take the name ‘Ernest’ when visiting Worthing’s young and beautiful ward, Cecily at the country manor. Things start to go awry when they end up together in the country and their deceptions are discovered – threatening to spoil their romantic persuits.

Directed
by
Gill Cooper

Cast

John Worthing, J.P. (of the House, Woolton, Herts)

Algernon Moncrieff (his friend)

Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D. (Rector of Woolton)

Merriman (butler to Mr. Worthing)

Lane (Mr. Moncrieff’s man-servant)

Lady Bracknell

Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax (Her daughter)

Cecily Cardew (John Worthing’s ward)

Miss Prism

Maid

Paul Rhodes


David Marsh


Allan Francis


Clive James


Clive Greaves


Ruby Goldsmith

Anna Greenwood


Kim Law


Stella Greaves

Paula Meaden