The Importance of Being Earnest
Bury Theatre Workshop
Wed 5 — Sat 8 Jun
at Theatre Royal
‘To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.’
Wilde’s famous comedy of wit and manners is the story of a lost child and of men with fake friends they use as excuses to get out of dull engagements. Into this add two young ladies looking for love and a mother, the formidable Lady Bracknell, who wants only the best for her daughter… Throw in a governess with a secret and with Wilde’s masterly wit you have the most timeless of comedies. Oh, and there’s that handbag…
Will Cecily and Gwendolen obtain the men of their dreams or will a mother, a name, or a governess’s revelations put paid to their hopes of happiness?
‘The truth is rarely pure and never simple’.