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The Importance of Being Earnest

A Trivial Comedy for Serious People


Oscar Wilde

Directed by Frank Savaage

15th - 18th February, 1950

One of the classic comedies of the English stage, this is the story of young people in love in the fashionable society of the 1890s. The wishes of two young ladies to marry a young man named Earnest when neither of their lovers can claim this distinction is solved, not least, by the owner of a handbag left at a mainline Station (the station is irrelevant).

Algernon Moncrieff J Brian Walker
Lane (Mr Moncrieff's manservant) Cedric Keen
John Worthing J.P. L P Samuels
Lady Bracknell Mabel Evans
Hon Gwendolen Fairfax (her daughter) Hilary Robinson
Miss Prism Edith Whitehead
Cecily Cardew (Ward to John Worthing) Ann Pitt
Merriman (Butler to John Worthing) Harold Goodger
Rev Canon Chasuble D.D. G R B Dixon
Footman John Guinan
Stage Manager Wallace Ardern
Lighting Donald Pearse
Geoffrey Whitworth
Sound Effects R W R Dodd
Oliver Heggs Jnr
Property Mistress Elsie Boon
Wardrobe Mistress Clelia Dixon
House Manager E T Turner
Deputy House Manager S Howell
Interval Music Kathleen McGhie
Joan Willcock
Laurence Povall
Settings supplied by WATTS & CORY
Lighting equipment supplied by STRAND ELECTRIC
Furniture supplied by GIMBERT'S OF PRESTWICH