The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde’s sparkling comedic jewel of love and false identities!!Oscar_Wilde

    • Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th May 2015


As a play that is out of copyright we were able to video record a performance for posterity – see below or visit the CDS YouTube channel.

Phllip Robinson as Lady Bracknel

Phllip Robinson as Lady Bracknel

Thank you to all involved for their hard work with this classic comedy of Victorian manners, and to all those audience members who told us how much they enjoyed it!

Audience response was very positive: with comments including

  • “Very funny… Lady Bracknell was especially good” — LS
  • “I laughed so much my cheeks hurt!” — AF
  • “Very good – the best performance of the play I have seen” — LT
  • “We did so enjoy the play. It was so professional” — WT
  • “It was fabulous! We really enjoyed ourselves.” — SP

I think I like those quotes almost as much as Oscar’s…

Presented “In Traverse” – (like in the round – but only on two sides) this production introduces Traverse - Seating Plansome of the talented new faces who have joined CDS since last year.

See the seating plan here. (click on the image for a larger view)

Directed by the award winning Harriët Sheldon with assistance from Sophie Bradshaw the cast comprised

  • David Corbett as Jack WorthingCDS logo Earnest
  • Tom Hounsham as Algernon Moncrieff
  • India Whitehouse as Gwendolen Fairfax
  • Philip Robinson as Lady Bracknell
  • Sam Oliver as Cecily Cardew
  • Emma Gosling as Miss Prism
  • Paul Davey as The Reverend Canon Chasuble
  • Laurence Leng as Lane
  • Keith Moss as Merriman

You may have heard that former Poirot David Suchet will also be donning Lady Bracknell’s costume, but sadly for him we had already cast the role when his interest was announced.




The Importance of Being Earnest – Act 1
The Importance of Being Earnest – Acts 2 & 3

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