By Oscar Wilde
"Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone"
What happens when two pretty girls both fall in love with men they believe to be called Ernest? Will they learn that a rose by any other name still smells as sweet?
A well-manicured comedy of handbags, button-holes and flying coat-tails.
The Mail on Sunday
"Irina Brown's deliciously entertaining, perfectly pitched revival of Wilde's best play...Herbert gives one of the performances of the evening...yet Lucy Briggs Owen can match her as a Cecily..."
The Daily Telegraph
"This delightful production persuades us to see and hear the play afresh...everyword and every familiar phrase sounds new-minted, as fresh as a rose garden after rain"
- Director – Irina Brown
- Designer – Kevin Knight
- Music – Matthew Scott
- Movement Director – Sue Lefton
- Lighting Designer – Tim Mascall
- Sound Designer – Fergus O'Hare
- Casting Director – Pippa Ailion CDG
- Voice Coach & Text Consultant – Barbara Houseman
- Assistant Director – Phil Ormrod
- Assistant Movement Director – Rebecca Harper
- Lane – Christopher Beeny
- Cecily – Lucy Briggs Owen
- Gwendolen – Jo Herbert
- Merriman – Jim Hooper
- Jack – Ryan Kiggell
- Miss Prism – Julie Legrand
- Ensemble – Harry Long
- Ensemble – Penelope McGhie
- Rev. Chasuble – Richard O'Callaghan
- Ensemble – Kirsten Hazel Smith
- Algernon – Dominic Tighe
- Ensemble – Geoffrey Towers
- Lady Bracknell – Susan Wooldridge