The Importance of Being Earnest

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Sharmill Films

The Importance of Being Earnest

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 07 February - 18 March 2016

Don’t miss Britain’s national treasure and Poirot star David Suchet as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s much loved masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest.

Directed by Adrian Noble, (Amadeus, The King’s Speech, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) Wilde’s superb satire on Victorian manners is one of the funniest plays in the English language – the delightful repartee and hilarious piercing of hypocrisy and pomposity can still make you laugh out loud.

Two bachelor friends, the adorable dandy Algernon Moncrieff (Philip Cumbus – regular player at Shakespeare’s Globe) and the utterly reliable John Worthing J.P., (Downton Abbey’s Michael Benz) lead double lives to court the attentions of the exquisitely desirable Gwendolyn Fairfax (Emily Barber) and Cecily Cardew (Imogen Doel). The gallants must then grapple with the riotous consequences of their deceptions, and with the formidable Lady Bracknell.

Captured live at the Vaudeville Theatre, London and screened at Riverside Theatres.

Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Sharmill Films

Dates & Times:
Sunday 7 February 1pm
Saturday 27 February 1pm

Monday 14 March – WEEKDAY MATINEE SCREENING
Tea and biscuits – 10am
Screening – 10:30am

Tuesday 15 March 10am – NEW SCREENING ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
Friday 18 March 2pm – NEW SCREENING ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

Cast

Lady Bracknell – David Suchet
Gwendolen Fairfax – Emily Barber
John (Jack) Worthing – Michael Benz
Algernon Moncrieff – Philip Cumbus
Cecily Cardew – Imogen Doel
Miss Prism – Michelle Dotrice
Reverend Canon Chasuble – Richard O’Callaghan
Lane – David Killick
Merriman – Brendan Hooper

Creatives

Playwright
Oscar Wilde

Director
Adrian Noble

Designer
Peter McKintosh

Lighting Designer
Howard Harrison

Music
Larry Blank

Sound Designer
Gareth Owen

Producers
Kim Poster
Nica Burns

★★★★ – Poirot star David Suchet brings deadly poise to Oscar Wilde’s dragon lady – The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald

CJ interviews David Suchet about playing Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, now screening in cinemas as recorded live on the West End. – 702 ABC Sydney

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Duration

Approximately 2 hours 45 minutes (Including two intermissions)
Monday 14 March matinee screening also includes tea and biscuits

Ticket Prices

Sidekicks Adult $22
Sidekicks Concession $19
Adult $25
Concession $22
F/T Student $15
Child Under 16 $15

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00

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