Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th July, then Wednesday 18th to Saturday 21st July 2018
Directed by Mark Wakeman
Algernon wants to marry Cecily.
Jack wants to marry Gwendolyn.
Unfortunately Cecily and Gwendolyn both want to marry a man called Ernest. The only problem is it's the same man called Ernest. Or is it?
The course of true love never runs smooth, especially with the formidable Lady Bracknell on the loose who is determined that no one should marry anyone. Can the secret to this confusion really lie in an old, battered handbag?
Join Bench Theatre for this hilarious production of Oscar Wilde's most famous comedy.
The Importance of Being Earnest (subtitled 'A Trivial Comedy for Serious People') was written in 1895 and received its premiere at the St. James's Theatre in London. The play's humour derives in part from characters maintaining fictitious identities to escape unwelcome social obligations and it is replete with witty dialogue. It satirises some of the foibles and hypocrisy of late Victorian society and is Wilde's most enduringly popular play - the last he ever wrote.
This play will be staged at Havant Arts Centre, East Street Havant - Bench Theatre's home since 1977.
|John Worthing (Jack)||Chris Vanstone|
|Algernon Moncrieff||Dan Finch|
|Lady Bracknell||Ingrid Corrigan|
|Rev. Canon Chasuble||Peter Woodward|
|Merriman (Butler)||Alan Welton|
|Lane (Manservant)||Roger Wallsgrove|
|Gwendolen Fairfax||Fiona Bradley|
|Cecily Cardew||Jo Langfield|
|Miss Prism||Sally Hartley|
|Stage Manager||Julie Wood|
|Assistant Stage Manager|
|Poster Design||Dan Finch|
|Front of House|