The truth is rarely pure and never simple

 

 

July —
August
2022

Company

Director
Robert Forknall

Production Stage Manager
James Keill

General Manager
Dawn Archer

Casting Director
Sarah Harkins

Costume
Alice McNicholas

Set
Ethan Cheek

Music
Lydia Barton Lovett

Choreography
Julia Cave

Marketing
Colley Raine

Graphic Design
Dan Bull
Vanessa Brown

Photography
Nic Dawkes

Branding
Jill Hogan

Tour Photographer
Susan Pilcher

Company Stage Manager
Emily Davies

 

 

 

Cast

Algernon Moncrieff
Noah Marullo

Lane/Merriman
Tom Mahy

John (Jack) Worthing J.P
Enzo Benvenuti

Lady Bracknell
Kathryn Perkins

Gwendolen Fairfax
Stephanie Lyse

Miss Prism
Phoebe Elliott

Cecily
Annabelle Blake

Dr Chasuble
Tre Medley

 

 

 

 

 

The Importance of Being Earnest
Oscar Wilde

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

To be successful in love is to be called Ernest. Or so it is in Oscar Wilde’s satirical masterpiece following the story of two eligible bachelors, Jack and Algy.

In love with two women who conveniently claim to only love men named Ernest, Jack and Algy create alter egos called Ernest to win their hearts.

But it’s a struggle to keep up with their own stories and they quickly become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure. The frankly bonkers plot of this play mocks Victorian sensibilities with some of the best loved and ludicrous characters to be found on the modern stage.

And if that’s not sold it to you, there’s always that line about the handbag.

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