All Saints Dramatic Society
The Importance of Being Earnest
All Saints’ Dramatic Society returns from lockdown with a production of Oscar Wilde’s much-loved comedy of manners, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’.
Two young gents have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. Jack Worthing has invented a brother, Ernest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull life behind to visit Gwendolen Fairfax in the town. Algernon Moncrieff decides to take the name Ernest when visiting Jack’s young and beautiful ward, Cecily Cardew, in the country. Things start to go awry when they end up together in the country and their deceptions are discovered.
The play is directed by Peter Nunan, while the cast includes John Sivewright and Jon Cockeram as the young bounders, Jack and Algernon, with Susanna Greenwood and Lauren Turner appearing as their love interests, Gwendolen and Cecily. Mary Almeida features as the fearsome Lady Bracknell and additional support comes from Phil Vivian and Jenny Wise as Doctor Chasuble and Miss Prism, and Ian Bray and Mark Richards as the butlers, Lane and Merriman.
‘The Importance Of Being Earnest’ opens on Wednesday 15th September at the De La Salle Theatre at St Peter’s School, St Catherines Road, Southbourne, BH6 4AH, with further performances on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th September. Evening performances are at 7.30pm, Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Box office opens 18th August, tickets cost £10 and can be bought by phone – 07548 100770 – or online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/asds (online booking fee applies).