Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest comes to Sydney with an exciting new production produced by Burley Theatre and the team that brought the critically acclaimed 2013 Mardi Gras Season of Beautiful Thing.
Set in a world where class, society and fashion are everything; best friends Algernon and Jack both admit to employing different identities when residing between London and the countryside. Jack proposes to Algernon’s cousin Gwendolen while Algernon falls for Jack’s ward Cecily, and each woman falls for her supposed ‘Ernest’. In truth, no one is particularly earnest, except the imperious Lady Bracknell who seems dedicated to resolve the comedy of errors through her social mores with acerbic wit.
Described by many as a perfectly written comedy, Burley Theatre breathes new life into the classic comedy of London high society to a contemporary world fascinated by fame, social pages and a fascination with property prices.
The Importance of Being Earnest is sure to be absolutely WILDE!
The Importance of Being Earnest is part of the 2013 Reginald Season.
Cast & Creative Team
Director Brandon Martignago
Designer Mason Browne
Lighting Designer Benjamin Brockman
Assistant Director Ava Stangherlin
Photography & Graphic Design Josh Raymond
Michael Whalley as John Worthing, J.P.
Kurt Phelan as Algernon Moncrieff
Andrew Benson as Lady Bracknell
Paige Gardiner as Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax
Katie McDonald as Cecily Cardew
Tamlyn Henderson as Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D.
Ana Maria Belo as Miss Prism