The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being ErnestOscar 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!

Director: Brandon Martignago  Featuring: Andrew Benson, Rebecca Clay, Paige Gardiner, Tamlyn Henderson, Katie McDonald, Kurt Phelan, Michael Walley  ?Designer: Mason Browne  Lighting Designer: Benjamin Brockman  Assistant Director: Ava Stangherlin Photography & Graphic Design: Josh Raymond

The Importance of Being Earnest
Reginald Theatre – The Seymour Centre, City Road, Chippendale
Season: 11 July – 3 August 2013
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Image: Andrew Benson as Lady Bracknell (photo by Josh Rayment)