The Playhouse Theatre, Preston

Great amateur theatre, right in the heart of Preston

THE BROUGHTON PLAYERS present

THEIMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

By Oscar Wilde, directed by David Hughes

 

3rd to 6th October 2018

 

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The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde's masterpiece.

 

It is exquisitely trivial, a delicate bubble of fancy and it has the philosophy he said of it. This philosophy was that we should treat all the trivial things of life seriously and all the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality.

 

Jack and Algernon are stylish young men who fall madly in love with Gwendoline and Cecily. Both the young ladies have long wanted to marry someone with the name of Earnest.

 

Will love conquer all? Will the formidable Lady Bracknell finally permit the marriages? Why is the handbag so important? What finally becomes of Earnest?

 

First produced in 1895 it represented the climax of the brief years during which he brought a brilliance to the English stage which it had lacked for over a century.

 

Cast

Lane

Don Stephenson

Algernon

Josh Powlesland

Jack

Dominic Dwyer

Gwendolen

Rachael Hall

Cecily

Jemma Hill

Lady Bracknell

Janet Hindle

Prism

Rachel Pitches

Chasuble

Steve Hall

Merriman

Catherine Hughes

 

 

Ticket prices Wednesday £9 & £8, Thursday to Saturday £10 & £9

 

All evening performances begin at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) unless otherwise stated.

 

Free parking is available for patrons on the evening of a show, in the Trinity Square car park opposite The Playhouse. A pass, available from the Box Office, must be displayed.