The Importance Of Being Earnest (1980)

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Oscar Wilde

Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round
Main house (Round)

6 November 1980
6 November 1980
22 November 1980
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Round

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Robin Herford
Francis Lynch
Michael Holt
Philip Pawsey

Simon Whitaker
Eric Lumsden
Sue Merry
Philippa Malbon

Character
Algernon Moncrieff
Lane
Jack Worthing
Lady Bracknell
Gwendolen Fairfax
Miss Prism
Cecily Cardew
Rev. Canon Chasuble
Merriman

Actor
Robin Bowerman
Jeffery Robert
Michael Simkins
Marcia Warren
Lavinia Bertram
Susan Uebel
Tessa Peake-Jones
Ronald Herdman
Paul Todd

Notes

> The Importance Of Being Earnest was on the O Level syllabus and was reported to have attracted school parties from as far afield as Sheffield, Doncaster and Middlesbrough.
> The play was accompanied by the largest exhibition to have been staged at the venue with a retrospective look at some of the theatre’s costumes, including examples, designs and photographs.