The Importance of Being Earnest

September 2013

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Two young gentlemen living in 1890’s England have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. Jack Worthing has invented a brother, Earnest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull country life behind to visit the ravishing Gwendolyn.

Algernon Moncrieff decided to take the name ‘Earnest’ when visiting Worthing’s young and beautiful ward, Cecily at the country manor. Things start to go awry when they end up together in country and their deceptions are discovered – threatening to spoil their romantic pursuits.



Jack Worthing – Reuben Milne

Algernon Moncrieff-  Rowan Marshall

Rev. Canon Chasuble – George Kelly

Merriman (Butler) – Chris Baker

Lane (Butler) – Don McKay

Lady Bracknell – Charlotte Edwards

Gwendolen Fairfax – Natasha Woodcraft

Cecily Cardew – Abbie Miles

Miss Prism – Christine Suggars



Directed – Isobella Coleman

Lighting – Martin Inward

Sound – Simon Matthews

Stage Manager – Sean Webb

Stage Hands – Marina Coleman-Rivers, Matt Rivers, Tim Powers