The Importance Of Being Earnest

The Importance Of Being Earnest

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The Original Theatre Company Present

OSCAR WILDE’S

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Starring Gwen Taylor 
Directed by Alastair Whatley

The Importance Being Earnest by the master of comedy Oscar Wilde, makes a welcome return into British society in this wonderfully witty, deliciously decadent and classic revival.

Jack wishes to marry Algernon’s cousin the beautiful Gwendolen but first he must convince her mother, the fearsome Lady Bracknell, of the respectability of his parents and his past. For Jack, however, this is not as easy as it sounds, having started life abandoned in a handbag at Victoria station. Prepare to take a welcome turn with Wilde’s much-loved Algernon, Earnest, Gwendolen and Cecily, as town and country clash in a brilliant and wildly funny story of romance, identity, perambulators and capacious handbags.

Starring national treasure Gwen Taylor (Coronation Street, Duty Free and Barbara) as the formidable Lady Bracknell and Susan Penhaligon (Upstairs DownstairsA Bouquet of Barbed Wire) as Miss Prism, Wilde’s most famous and entertaining play is set to delight and amuse this Spring.

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The Importance Being Earnest by the master of comedy Oscar Wilde, makes a welcome return into English society in this wonderfully witty, deliciously decadent and classic revival.

Jack wishes to marry Algernon’s cousin the beautiful Gwendolen but first he must convince her mother, the fearsome Lady Bracknell, of the respectability of his parents and his past. For Jack, however, this is not as easy as it sounds, having started life abandoned in a handbag at Victoria station. Prepare to take a welcome turn with Wilde’s much-loved Algernon, Earnest, Gwendolen and Cecily, as town and country clash in a brilliant and wildly funny story of romance, identity, perambulators and capacious handbags.

Starring national treasure Gwen Taylor (Coronation Street, Duty Free and Barbara) as the formidable Lady Bracknell, Wilde’s most famous and entertaining play is set to delight and amuse this Spring.

CAST

Lady Bracknell Gwen Taylor

Miss Prism Susan Penhaligon

CREATIVE TEAM

Director Alastair Whatley

Set and Costume Designer Garbriella Slade

Composer & Sound Designer Giles Thomas

Lighting Alan Valentine

Producers  Tom Hackney & Alastair Whatley for OTC

24 January – 3 February

Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford       

5 – 10 February

Courtyard Theatre, Hereford  

13 – 17 February

Theatre Royal Plymouth

20 – 24 February

Belfast Grand Opera House  

27 February – 3 March

Bath Theatre Royal    

5 – 10 March                         

Theatre Royal Winchester     

13 – 17 March

Manchester Opera House

20 – 24 March

Salisbury Playhouse 

27 – 31 March

Lichfield Garrick Theatre

3 – 7 April

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

17 – 21 April

York Theatre Royal  

24 – 28 April

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne