The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

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Go Wilde! This brilliantly clever and inventive comedy of manners is without peer. A triumph of subtlety and sophistication, The Importance of Being Earnest is a masterpiece of polished decadence – one of the funniest plays ever written. Jack Worthing has made something of himself, despite not knowing his own parental origins beyond that he was found as a baby in a handbag that was left in a cloakroom at Victoria station. Now, as he courts Lady Bracknell's daughter Gwendolen Fairfax, he has some explaining (and social climbing) to do.But then no one is quite who they seem in this play. Stylish and stylized, this satire of London society and social conventions features true love, false identities, guilty secrets, cucumber sandwiches, and the grandest dame in drama, Lady Bracknell.

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Oscar Wilde’s beloved masterpiece, and it's more outrageous than it's ever been before... Directed by Warren Bates, Wilde’s exquisitely scandalous satire on Victorian manners is widely considered one of the funniest plays in the English language – the delightful repartee and hilarious piercing of hypocrisy and pomposity has had theatre-goers rolling the aisles for over a century. And it's Playing at the Cue Theatre, July 25 – August 3, 2019. Two young bachelors, Algernon Moncrieff (Sonny Deacle) and John Worthing J.P., (Martin Quicke) lead double lives to court the attentions of the exquisitely desirable Gwendolen Fairfax (Loren Armstrong) and Cecily Cardew (Michelle Rawlinson). The gallants must then grapple with the riotous consequences of their deceptions... and with the formidable Lady Bracknell (Selina Mackie). Happening simultaneously is the attraction between Governess, Miss Prism (Sharren Read) and the Rev. Canon Chasuble (Steve Hobson). All these happenings have been inconspicuously observed by the Butler/Manservant (Laurie Neville). This is one play, not to be missed.

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Physical Address

11 Baring Terrace, Strandon, New Plymouth, Taranaki

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All Ages

Physical Address

38 Matai Street, Inglewood, North Taranaki

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All Ages

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$27
All Tickets
$27
All Tickets

October 19 - October 22 2017

4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth, Taranaki

July 25 - August 03 2019

TET Cue Theatre, Inglewood, North Taranaki

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