The Importance of Being Earnest

Sixth Form Production of 'The Importance of Being Earnest'

On Thursday 25th February 2010, the students at South Wilts and Bishops taking Drama A-Level put on a production of 'The Importance of Being Earnest' especially for Year 9. The play was also performed for everyone else on the 24th and the 26th. The performance was completely run by students and directed by Angharad Walker. They made the extra effort to hire realistic, brilliant costumes that gave the performance a really special effect.

Performed in the Lecture Theatre, there were perfect props: not too many and not too few. They learned their lines to perfection, like true professionals.

Freya Webb, as Lady Bracknell, was particularly intimidating in her role: she played the over-protective and bitter Mother / Aunt. Algernon and Jack, played by Ben Allen and Pete Stanger, were very amusing as they bickered constantly, yet were close friends deep down. Sam Elson was a very convincing love-struck Gwendolen, the daughter of Lady Bracknell. Cecily, Jack's young and beautiful ward, was played perfectly by Keri McNamara and her governess Miss Prism was portrayed convincingly by Flossie House. Kester Clarke played the part of Dr Chasuble, who is in love with Miss Prism. Matthew Joslin had the roles of Merriman and Lane, having to play two characters.

Our favourite part of the play was the ending, because everyone and everything was happy. Algernon and Cecily became wed, as did Jack and Gwendolyn. Jack discovered his Mother and his true identity, and Lady Bracknell became a much nicer sort. All in all, it was a great production and we were very fortunate to be able to see it. (Emma Blackburn and Mia Lacey 9E) 

Created: Monday, January 17, 2011 | School News Page

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