Director Melanie Camp.
The season: Thu 23rd - Sat 25th November, Tues 28th November - Sat 2nd December 2006.
"A hand-bag?" - never were these two words delivered in such foreboding tones as in the interview between the matrimonially hopeful Jack and the formidable Lady Bracknell. Having revealed his humble origins in a handbag abandoned at a major metropolitan railway station, will Jack ever win the hand of the lovely Gwendolen from her monstrous mother?
The Elmwood Players took audiences on a "Bunburying" adventure with Oscar Wilde's hilarious comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest, in which serious matters become sublimely trivial and the trivial, of grave importance.
This faithful representation of Wilde's theatrical masterpiece, which is frequently described as "the wittiest play in the English language", combined beautiful handmade costumes with a simple yet exquisite set designed by Julian Southgate, evoking all the finery of Victorian England and its mannered classes.
Algernon Moncrieff - Chris Domigan
Lane - Phillip Lee
John Worthing, J.P. - David Allen
Lady Bracknell - Margaret Thomson
Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax - Annette Thomson
Miss Prism - Chanel Hughes
Cecily Cardew - Jay Versteeg
Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D. - Julian Southgate
Merriman - Tony Doe
Director - Melanie Camp
Producer - Alasdair Shaw
Sound Effects - Kris Vavasour
Costumes - Maryanne Cathro, Kris Vavasour, Kelsey Vavasour
Properties - Julian Southgate, Alasdair Shaw
Set - Julian Southgate
Stage Manager - Stephen Austin
Assistant Stage Manager - Peter Blair
Lighting Design - David Cathro
Lighting - Robbie May
Publicity - Chanel Hughes, Dai Eveleigh
Front of House - Pauline Saggers