The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

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The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Jack Worthing is leading a double life. Respectable Jack in the country, playboy Ernest in town. His deception begins to unravel when he proposes marriage to Gwendolen Fairfax, daughter of the fearsome Lady Bracknell. His best friend Algernon Moncrieff does not help matters when he decides to take on the guise of the wicked Ernest to pursue Jack's not-so-innocent ward, Cecily. A series of farcical mishaps sets Jack's multiple identities on a collision course where his eventual happiness depends upon his real name - but what is it?

Oscar Wilde's final play is a joyful masterpiece that brilliantly skewers Victorian moral attitudes towards marriage, class and respectability via high farce, style and wit.

at the Welsh Church Hall
881 High Road Leytonstone
E11 1HR

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In advance £8 (£5 concessions)
On the door £9 (£6 concessions)
Special rate for parties*

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Fri 14th July 2017, 8pm
Sat 15th July 2017, 2.30pm and 8pm

Wed 19th July 2017, 8pm

Fri 21st July 2017, 8pm
Sat 22nd July 2017, 2.30pm* and 8pm

*The 2.30pm performance on 22nd July will be BSL signed.

*Buy nine tickets, get a tenth full price ticket free. Only available with online bookings. Pay for the full number of tickets online: we will reimburse you the cost of your free ticket(s) at the door

Jack Worthing Bryn Monroe
Algernon Moncrieff Andy Tucker
Gwendolen Fairfax Claire Brine
Cecily Cardew Ashleigh Cole
Lady Augusta Bracknell Elizabeth Braithwaite
Miss Laetitia Prism Khadija Balchin
Dr. Frederick Chasuble Richard Penney
Lane Michelle Hanks
Merriman Anastasia Oh
Director Cathy Love
Producer Julie Rickwood
Stage Manager Keith Boote
Assistant Stage Manager Kyra Adebisi-Pearce
Lighting Design Robert Bettelheim
Lighting Operation Cathy Love
Sound Steve Wess
Front of House Managers Gill Taylor, Danielle Keane
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