Next production: The Importance of Being Earnest

Written by Oscar Wilde

Directed by Hazel Bonnin

Stage managed by Paul Teuma

The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. It’s the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure. The elaborate plot ridicules Victorian sensibilities with some of the best loved, and indeed bizarre, characters to be found on the modern stage.


Fergus Kirkham John (Jack/Ernest) Worthing, J.P.
David Burroughs-Parke Algernon Moncrieff
Caroline Ebsworth Gwendolen Fairfax
Lauren Henney Cecily Cardew
Antonia Demetriadi Lady Bracknell
Ros Shepherd Miss Prism
John Hamshare Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D.
Paul Cuttle Lane
Warwick Howe Merriman

Production team

Andrew Bonnin Photography
Ann Grigg Set/Poster Artwork
Christina Emery Bar Manager
Elizabeth Knight Assistant Director , Costumes
Jane Bonnin Producer , Front of House Manager
Jennie Barr Box Office
Kara Stanford Raffle
Mark Thomas Sound
Phil Knight Sound/Lighting Design
Ros Shepherd Publicity