Following on from the Audio Performances of the Pandemic Stories, the Wombwell Thespians Amateur Dramatic Society, have produced a new set of recordings (audio broadcasts) of Oscar Wilde’s classic play “The Importance of Being Earnest”.
Wilde described his play as “a Trivial Comedy for Serious People”. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James’s Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde’s most enduringly popular play.
Lady Bracknell – FIONA GAULTY
Algernon Moncrief – LEWIS CONWAY
Jack/John Worthing – ANDY HARRIS
Gwendolen Fairfax – HANNAH STUDD
Rev. Chasuble – BRETT BARNETT
Cecily Cardew – KAREN MACQUARRIE
Miss Prism – ANDREA CLAIRE
Merriman – BRETT BARNETT
Lane – ANDY HARRIS
Each of the 3 Acts are being released as separate recordings. Act 1 has a running time of 40 minutes and can be accessed at https://anchor.fm/…/The-Importance-of-Being-Earnest-Act-1-o… and also on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/episode/1TrPEv3NRfjkxt7VGeI5pH
Act 2, with a running time of 44 minutes, at https://anchor.fm/…/The-Importance-of-Being-Earnest-Act-2-o…
Act 3 will be released on Sunday September 6th