The Importance of Being Earnest | June 2008

By Oscar Wilde. Directed by Paul Marshall.

Worthing and Moncrieff invent the name Ernest for their alter egos.

Worthing becomes Ernest when visiting Gwendolene in London, and Moncrieff when visiting Worthing’s young ward Cecily in the country.  

Eventually they end up together in the country trying to bluff it out but their deceptions are discovered. 

The action is set in 1895.

Cast:

Lane:                                     John Heather
Algernon Moncrieff:            Geoff Dillon
John Worthing J.P.:             Ian-Paul Munday
Lady Bracknell:                    Carolyn Taylor
Hon Gwendolen Fairfax:     Jenny Jones
Miss Prism:                           Pat Adams
Cecily Cardew:                     Amy Comper
Rev. Canon Chasuble:         Burtie Welland
Merriman:                            Bernard Harriss

Backstage:

Lighting Designer:                  Mike Walker
Sound Designer:                     Andrew Herbert
Set Design:                              Adrian Pope
Stage Director:                        John Heather
Stage Manager:                       Sally Guttridge
Asst Stage Manager:              Katherine Whalley
Technical Support:                 David Hart, Ian James
Stage Crew:                             Patricia Matthews, Daniel Malynn, Christopher Stewart
Props:                                       Sally Guttridge
Garden Flowers:                     Carolyn Fuller, Heather London
Wardrobe:                               Eve Stone
Hair & wigs:                             Jean Golder, Christine Lever, Penny Vetterlein
Prompt:                                    Mary Ransom

House Manager:                      John Heather
Refreshments:                         Ann Herbert, Nina James
Raffle:                                       Eve Stone
Box Office:                                Margaret Uzzell
Programme/poster design:   Graham Copeland
Programme Editor:                 John Guttridge

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