Event The Importance of Being Earnest
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Venue Sumner Theatre, Southbank, VIC
First Date 12 November 2011
Last Date 14 January 2012
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Algernon and Jack are good friends, who each maintain, as a matter of convenience, different identities depending on whether they are in the town or the country. It therefore becomes especially inconvenient, not to say confusing, when Jack proposes to Algernon's cousin Gwendolyn under the pseudonym of 'Ernest', while Algernon proposes to Jack's ward Cecily also under the pseudonym of 'Ernest'. In truth, no one is particularly earnest, except the imperious Lady Bracknell, who takes a dim view of everything. Wildely improbable. Amid a flurry of mistaken identity, witty banter and cucumber sandwiches, Oscar Wilde created the most elegant of comedies of manners.
Description Source Website
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Comedy
Name Function Notes
Emily Barclay Actor
Patrick Brammall Actor
Bob Hornery Actor
Jane Menelaus Actor
Geoffrey Rush Actor
Toby Schmitz Actor
Tony Taylor Actor
Christie Whelan-Browne Actor
Phoebe Briggs Composer
Tracy Grant Lord Costume Co-ordinator
Tony Tripp Designer
Simon Phillips Director
Matt Scott Lighting Designer
Oscar Wilde Playwright
Richard Roberts Set and/or Property Maker
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Web http://www.mtc.com.au/tickets/production.aspx?performanceNumber=3721
Review The Australian, 21 November 2011, p. 18
Event Identifier 97082