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The Importance Of Being Earnest


Oscar Wilde

Directed by: Norman Whitelam

10th, 13th - 17th May 1997

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 Julian Wood
Lane (Mr Moncrieff's manservant) Duncan Walker
John Worthing J.P. Geoff Bird
Lady Bracknell Doris Cocking
Hon Gwendolen Fairfax (her daughter) Julie Ward
Miss Prism Sue Devlin
Cecily Cardew (Ward to John Worthing) Gemma Langford
Merriman (Butler to John Worthing) Derrick Jones
Rev Canon Chasuble D.D. Terry Hooper
Stage Manager Maureen Wynne
Wardrobe Joyce Pomfret
Hilary Whitelam
Anne Hines
Properties Marjorie Cox
Hilda Knight
Continuity Babara Hopkinson
Lighting Gordon Butler
Sarah Taylor
Sound Cyril Hines
Scenic Artists Shirley Murray
Sarah Pugh
Les Hinson
Set Construction Cyril Hines
Doreen Brady
John Rowlands
Reg Sykes
Alan Churchhouse
Programme Cover Derek Frith
Production Assistant Brenda Stringer
Out thanks to
Wilmslow Graden Centre for Floral Contribution
Whispers Unisex Hair Salon for dressing of wigs and also to A Cut Above