The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde’s classic play is a joyful confection of deception, love and intrigue. Both Algernon and Jack, two young men about town, have created fictional personae for themselves to avoid burdensome social obligations, such as attending Lady Bracknell’s soirees or maintaining a respectable front for the benefit of a young ward. Both Gwendolen, Lady Bracknell’s daughter, and Cecily, the pretty young ward, are desperate to meet and fall in love with a young man. He must be presentable but more importantly, he must be called Ernest.
Is this a “trivial comedy”? Despite its title, it certainly fails to take anything seriously. The audience can relax in Wilde’s creation of high farce and witty dialogue which have helped to make The Importance of Being Earnest his most enduringly popular play.
Director: Delyse Rostron
Performances: Saturday 7, Monday 9 to Saturday 14 May at 7.30 pm.
Ticket Prices: All tickets are £9.00 with concession price of £7.50 for seniors, students and unemployed on first Saturday, Monday and Tuesday evenings only. Admin charges apply to online and postal bookings.