Importance of Being Earnest
Burley Theatre presents

The Importance of Being Earnest

11 July - 3 August

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