The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde. Director Melanie Camp.
The season: Thu 23rd - Sat 25th November, Tues 28th November - Sat 2nd December 2006.
"A hand-bag?" - never were these two words delivered in such foreboding tones as in the interview between the matrimonially hopeful Jack and the formidable Lady Bracknell. Having revealed his humble origins in a handbag abandoned at a major metropolitan railway station, will Jack ever win the hand of the lovely Gwendolen from her monstrous mother?
The Elmwood Players took audiences on a "Bunburying" adventure with Oscar Wilde's hilarious comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest, in which serious matters become sublimely trivial and the trivial, of grave importance.
This faithful representation of Wilde's theatrical masterpiece, which is frequently described as "the wittiest play in the English language", combined beautiful handmade costumes with a simple yet exquisite set designed by Julian Southgate, evoking all the finery of Victorian England and its mannered classes.
|Algernon Moncrieff||Chris Domigan|
|John Worthing, J.P.||David Allen|
|Lady Bracknell||Margaret Thomson|
|Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax||Annette Thomson|
|Miss Prism||Chanel Hughes|
|Cecily Cardew||Jay Versteeg|
|Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D.||Julian Southgate|
|Sound Effects||Kris Vavasour|
|Stage Manager||Stephen Austin|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Peter Blair|
|Lighting Design||David Cathro|
|Front of House||Pauline Saggers|