The Importance of Being Earnest


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.
The Importance of Being Earnest at The Churchill Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Comedy
Venue: The Churchill Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 3 April 2018
Closes: Saturday 7 April 2018
Running time:2 hrs 40 mins (inc interval)
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


The Importance Being Earnest by the master of comedy Oscar Wilde, makes a welcome visit to Bromley society in this wonderfully witty, deliciously decadent and classic revival from The Original Theatre Company.


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.


Synopsis


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.


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 3 April 2018

Closes:Saturday 7 April 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Thursday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Standard:
£20.00 - £32.00

Concessions:

£2.00 off excl Fri & Sat eve


Under 21s: £17.50 excl Fri & Sat eve


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Cast


Gwen Taylor - Lady Bracknell

Susan Penhaligon - Miss Prism

Kerry Ellis - Gwendolen*

Hannah Louise Howell - Gwendolen

Thomas Howes - Algernon

Geoff Aymer - Chasuble

Louise Coulthard - Cecily

Peter Sandys-Clarke - Jack

Simon Shackleton - Lane/Merriman


*Kerry Ellis will play the role of Gwendolen at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford, Courtyard Theatre Hereford, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Belfast Grand Opera House, Theatre Royal Bath and Manchester Opera House. Hannah Louise Howell will play Gwendolen at all other venues


Creatives


Author: Oscar Wilde
Composer: Giles Thomas
Director: Alastair Whatley
Designer: Garbriella Slade
Lighting: Alan Valentine
Sound: Giles Thomas
Production: The Original Theatre Company

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