Will be performed from Wed 30th October to Sat 2nd November 2019
at Shelley Village Hall.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
The Importance of being Earnest, the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies
is the story of two gentlemen-about-town, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and
Algernon ‘Algy’ Montcrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape
their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two young ladies who,
conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest.
The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become entangled
in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure. The elaborate plot ridicules
Victorian sensibilities with some of the best loved, and indeed most
bizarre, characters to be found on the modern stage.