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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 David Suchet, Emily Barber (Gwendolen Fairfax), Michael Benz (Jack Worthing), Philip Cumbus (Algernon Moncrieff), Imogen Doel (Cecily Cardew), Michele Dotrice (Miss Prism), Richard O'Callaghan (Chasuble).
Author Oscar Wilde. Producer Kim Poster (for Stanhope Productions). Producer Nica Burns. Producer Adrian Noble. Director Adrian Noble. Design Peter McKintosh. Lighting Howard Harrison. Sound Gareth Owen. Music Larry Blank.
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