Event The Importance of Being Earnest
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Venue Playhouse, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 22 December 1988
Last Date 21 January 1989
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description A trivial comedy for serious people. A proper Englishman is caught leading a double life. Classic comedy.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Comedy
Australia Council for the Arts, Grant Body
The Victorian Ministry for the Arts, Grant Body
Melbourne Theatre Company, Production Company
Melbourne Theatre Company, Presenting Company
The University of Melbourne, Sponsor
Name Function Notes
Helen Buday Actor
Ruth Cracknell Actor
Bob Hornery Actor
Monica Maughan Actor
Jane Menelaus Actor
Richard Piper Actor
Geoffrey Rush Actor
Frank Thring Actor
Jackie Nieuwenhuizen Assistant Stage Manager
Tony Tripp Designer
Simon Phillips Director
Jamieson Lewis Lighting Designer
Oscar Wilde Playwright
Peter Roehlen Production Manager
Andrew Barker Stage Manager
Garth Browne Unknown
Review: Chris Boyd, Melbourne Times, 18 January 1989
Review: Clark Forbes, Melbourne Sun, 30 December 1988
Review: Edgar Stethem, Beat, 4 January 1989
Review: Helen Thomson, The Australian, 2 January 1989
Review: Hugo Leschen, Melbourne Report, 1 February 1989
Review: Jennifer Ellison, The Bulletin, 17 January 1989
Review: John Larkin, Sunday Press, 22 January 1989
Review: Leonard Radic, The Age, 30 December 1988
Review: Stephen Radic, The Herald, 29 December 1988
The Importance of Being Earnest
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Toured regional Victoria 06.02.89-18.02.89
Data Source
Source Description
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record December 1988
Cast List MTC Records
Event Identifier 1549