Oscar Wilde's classic comedy, at the Tabard Theatre
5 June – 23 June 2019
Tuesday - Saturday 7:30pm
Saturday Matinee 4:00pm
Sunday Matinee 2:00pm
2 Hours, 15 min interval
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“How you can sit there, calmly eating muffins when we are in this horrible
trouble, I can’t make out. You seem to me to be perfectly heartless.”
The Tabard Theatre is to show Oscar Wilde’s perennial
tale of the woes of social obligation, The Importance of Being Earnest.
This new, uproarious production of Wilde’s timeless tour-de-farce
breathes life into one of the most immaculately crafted stage comedies
of all time.
Jack wishes to marry Algernon’s cousin, the desirable Gwendolen, but
first he must convince her mother, the formidable Lady Bracknell, of the
respectability of his parents and his past. For Jack, however, this is
not as easy as it sounds, having started life abandoned in a handbag at
Victoria Station. His plan to escape the social pressures of the world
around him quickly spirals out of control, his white lies building in
scale to scenes of hilarious farce.
Prepare to take a jovial joyride of double lives and double entendres
as town and country collide, throwing love, logic and language into the
air – a Wilde-ly funny story of handbags, cucumber sandwiches and absolutely
nobody called Ernest.
First performed in 1895 to immediate success, The Importance of Being
Earnest went on to become a landmark work of satire. Many of the play’s
themes – amongst them, ridiculing people’s preoccupation with their reputation
and what is thought of them – are as relatable to today’s social media-driven
world as they first were to Victorian London.
This production is directed by David Phipps-Davis, who previously directed
An Ideal Husband at the Tabard Theatre in 2014. With a cast of
eight, this new production plays a limited three-week run over June.
Cast: Tim Gibson, Samuel Oakes, Melissa Knighton, Kirsty Jackson, Non
Vaughan-Thomas, Jo Ashe, Dean Harris, Paul Foulds. Director: David Phipps-Davis.
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May 13, 2019