The Importance of Being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Adam Nichols

9th-10th November 2007
Trestle Arts Base, St Albans

28th November 2007
Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans

10th February 2008
Bridewell Theatre, London

14th-15th February 2008
Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin

22nd February 2008
Trestle Arts Base, St Albans

Oscar Wilde’s ‘trivial comedy for serious people’ is one of theatre’s great masterpieces - a witty and light-hearted romp through the parlours and parlance of English society filled with sparking dialogue, dazzling humour and that infamous handbag.

Building on its strong track record of making the classics more accessible, OVO casts the play forward to the early Edwardian era mixing music, mirth and mayhem to entertain and delight audiences of all ages.

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In order of appearance

Algernon Moncrieff - Ed White
Lane, Manservant - Paul de Burton
John Worthing, J.P. - Dan Warren
Lady Bracknell - Sue Dyson
Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax - Faith Turner
Miss Prism, Governess - Helen Huson (2007), Anna MacLeod (2008)
Cecily Cardew - Chianna-Andrea Craigen
Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D. - Andy Pinder
Merriman, Butler - Albert Pound

Creative Team

Stage Managers – Judy Curd, Stuart Goaman
Assistant Stage Manager – Imogen de la Bere
Lighting Designer – Ian Saunders
Technical Stage Manager – Tiggi Harding
Costumiers – Alison Belding, Imogen de la Bere
Properties – Judy Curd
Publicity and Programme Designer – Adam Nichols
Media and PR Co-ordinator – Lisa White
Production Assistant – Maureen Adams