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The Importance of Being Earnest
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.
Archive :: production:T0586255156, play:S3690, venue:V417
Previous details associated with this item and date of change.
- 23 Jan 15
- I:Adrian Noble, P:David Suchet, P:Emily Barber, P:Michael Benz, P:Philip Cumbus, P:Imogen Doel, P:Michele Dotrice, P:Richard O'Callaghan, E:Kim Poster (for Stanhope Productions), E:Nica Burns