About the Show/Event
Information for The Importance of Being Earnest at Bolton Town Hall, Bolton (Play). Classic turn-of-the-century comedy of social manners. A very complicated plot that includes the famous "A Handbag!" line .. Jack Worthing is in love with Gwendolen Fairfax, daughter of the redoubtable Lady Bracknell, and cousin of his friend Algernon. They cannot wed until the mystery of his parentage (he was found in a handbag on Victoria Station) is resolved. Algy discovers that Jack has a pretty young ward, Cecily, living at the Manor and visits her pretending to be Jack's fictitious (and wicked) brother Ernest.
Performers Sarah Ball (Lady Bracknell), Dean Fagan (Jack), Dan Sheader (Merriman/Lane), David Cardy (Chasuble), Jack Hardwick (Algernon), Elizabeth Twells (Geendoline), Vicky Entwistle (Miss Prism), Melissa Lowe (Cecily).
Author Oscar Wilde. Producer Octagon Bolton. Director Suba Das. Design David Woodhead. Lighting Prema Mehta. Director Hannah Calascione (assistant). Stage Manager Debbie Harlow (deputy).