"London Classic Theatre's production of Oscar Wilde's wittiest play is a delight. The comic timing is spot on, with Wilde's epigrams registering immediately with a bemused audience. Harry Livingstone's Algernon is full of himself and very much a pleasure seeker. Paul Sandys as Jack Worthing is small in stature and speaks in a clipped fashion, adding to the comedy. Carmen Rodriguez as the imperious Lady Bracknell is perfect for the part. With a pared-down set, this does not look like a tired period piece, but is a thoroughly enjoyable and polished production."
Colette Sheridan - Irish Examiner

"One of the world's most popular plays is given a light and zesty production in London Classic Theatre's visiting production at the Everyman this week. There was a full house on MacCurtain Street to enjoy the frothy flair of Oscar Wilde at his best."
Liam Heylin - Cork Evening Echo

The Importance of Being Earnest

Writer: Oscar Wilde
Directed by Michael Cabot
Designed by Kerry Bradley
Lighting by Andy Grange
Costumes by Katja Krzesinska
Photography: Sheila Burnett

CAST (2012):
Jonathan Ashley, Peter Cadden, Ashley Cook, Helen Keeley, Laoisha O’Callaghan, Judith Paris, Helen Phillips, Paul Sandys.

CAST (2013):
Peter Cadden, Felicity Houlbrooke, Helen Keeley, Harry Livingstone, Laoisha O’Callaghan, Carmen Rodriguez, Paul Sandys, Richard Stemp.

Dundee Repertory Theatre, Oldham Coliseum, Cheltenham Everyman, Derby Theatre, Lighthouse Poole, Perth Theatre, Hull Truck Theatre, Theatre Royal Winchester, Everyman Cork and New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Oscar Wilde’s theatrical masterpiece is widely-acknowledged as one of the greatest comedies in the English Language. Wonderful characters, sparkling dialogue, gloriously improbable plot twists and a sprinkling of romance – The Importance of Being Earnest has it all.

Jack is in love with Gwendolen. Algernon is in love with Cecily. But when an identity crisis spirals out of control, the previously separate worlds of town and country collide and delicious mayhem ensues. Thoughts of marriage and a happy ending must be put on hold until the inimitable Lady Bracknell can be convinced that the young men are worthy suitors.

The Importance of Being Earnest has delighted millions since its first London performance in 1895. A scintillating comedy of manners, Oscar Wilde’s best-loved work overflows with dazzling wordplay and comic invention.

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