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*

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

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

*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
Algernon Moncrieff
Gwendolen Fairfax
Cecily Cardew
Lady Augusta Bracknell
Miss Laetitia Prism
Dr. Frederick Chasuble
Director Cathy Love
Producer TBC
Stage Manager Keith Boote
Lighting Design Robert Bettelheim
Sound Steve Wess
Front of House Managers TBC

Open auditions will take place at the Welsh Church Hall on the following dates:
Friday 21st April - 7.30pm
Wednesday 26th April - 7.30pm

Character notes are available to download here

Audition pieces are as follows:
Lady Bracknell
Gwendolen and Jack
Cecily and Gwendolen
Cecily and Algernon
Dr Chasuble & Miss Prism (with Cecily)
Miss Prism and Lady Bracknell
Jack and Algernon

If you have any questions regarding this production, wish to help out backstage or are unable to make the auditions then please contact the director via the link on this page.

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