Back to Green Room notice board

The Importance of Being Earnest

A Trivial Comedy for Serious People


Oscar Wilde

Directed by Max Lewis

13th - 15th October, 1977

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 Michael Seddon
Lane (Mr Moncrieff's manservant) Nick Seymour
John Worthing J.P. David Reynolds
Lady Bracknell Sheila Hine
Hon Gwendolen Fairfax (her daughter) Ann Slater
Miss Prism Jan Cox
Cecily Cardew (Ward to John Worthing) June Janes
Merriman (Butler to John Worthing) Peter de la Wyche
Rev Canon Chasuble D.D. Colin Read
Stage Manager John Frith
Prompt Olive Bradbury
Lighting Pat Orford
Sound Alan Offer
Properties Beryl Frith
Eleanor Officer
Wardrobe Angela Lynham
Adele Taylor
House Manager Edmund Hine
Ronnie Dykstra