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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.

Gallery

Sister Prism! Act 1 Act 1 All Miss Prism and Cecily Act 3 Algernon's Flat Algie and Jack Lovers Engaged Gwen Act 1 Is this the Bag? Jack in mourning Jack proposes to 
Gwen Lady Bracknell talks to 
Gwen Miss Prism and the Rev Chasuble Playing hard to get! Sisters to be All's well that ends well
Cast
Algernon MoncrieffChris Domigan
LanePhillip Lee
John Worthing, J.P.David Allen
Lady BracknellMargaret Thomson
Hon. Gwendolen FairfaxAnnette Thomson
Miss PrismChanel Hughes
Cecily CardewJay Versteeg
Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D.Julian Southgate
MerrimanTony Doe

Crew
DirectorMelanie Camp
ProducerAlasdair Shaw
Sound EffectsKris Vavasour
CostumesMaryanne Cathro
Kris Vavasour
Kelsey Vavasour
PropertiesJulian Southgate
Alasdair Shaw
SetJulian Southgate
Stage ManagerStephen Austin
Assistant Stage ManagerPeter Blair
Lighting DesignDavid Cathro
LightingRobbie May
PublicityChanel Hughes
Dai Eveleigh
Front of HousePauline Saggers