The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
Director: Ellis Ebell
Production Coordinator: Maria Haughey
The spirit of Oscar Wilde returns to the WLT stage in the most famous of Wilde’s plays. The play itself needs no introduction: it has been described as ‘a trivial comedy for serious people’.
Although this classic was first performed in 1895, its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make it one of the most performed and enduring of Wilde’s plays.
It has been performed by almost every theatre company worldwide, with the role of Lady Bracknell being played by world famous actors. Our challenge is to give it ‘something different’!
Jon Kinnear (Jack); Ellis Ebell, Director; James Madsden-Smith (Algernon);
Keith Hutton (Chasuble); Andrew Wild (Lane & Merriman)
Casey Bohan (Cecily); Barbara Hughes (Miss Prism); Margie Bainbridge (Lady Bracknell), Elle Sejean-Allen (Gwendolen)
Stage Manager: Andrew Wild
Operator: Maureen White
Production Design: Tony Tartaro