ASHFORD YOUTH THEATRE

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

September 2002

Oscar Wilde's timeless comic masterpiece needs no introduction. After "Hamlet", it is surely the most quoted play in our language. The characters are mainly blissful innocents, but nonetheless committed to the battle - polite, but deadly earnest - around the totem pole of late Victorian social conventions. In the end, the dictates of society and the impulses of the individual are reconciled, thus affirming the ultimate message of all comedy, that it is possible to be happy.

D.J.B

CAST:

Algernon - Jack Greenhalf
John Worthing - Sheamus Bourke
Gwendolen Fairfax - Freyja Cox Jensen
Lady Bracknall - Lara Wilder(Cavill)
Lane - Daryl Brown
Cecily Cardew - Josie Sunnock
Miss Prism - Jenny Hedley
Reverend Chasuble - Leo Carlile
Merriman - James Hind
Footman - Bryan Taylor