The Importance of Being Earnest 2008

The Importance of Being Earnest

A MAPPA MUNDI | THEATR MWLDAN | CREU CYMRU CO-PRODUCTION

UK TOUR 10th April – 17th May 2008

“I hope you will enjoy my ‘trivial’ play. It is written by a butterfly for butterflies. [The play] has its philosophy . . . that we should treat all the trivial things seriously, and the serious things in life with sincere and studied triviality.”

Oscar Wilde

This, the most popular and razor witted of Oscar Wilde’s social comedies is a brilliant demonstration of the dramatic diamond cutter’s art. Mappa Mundi’s brand new and perfectly honed production allows a modern audience to be dazzled by that brilliance.

Jack and Algy are in love with Gwendolen and Cecily, who both believe themselves to be in love with the non-existent Ernest. Add a handbag, an absent minded nanny and the redoubtable Lady Bracknell into the wonderful lunacy and symmetry of the plot and you have the ultimate satirical farce. Wilde’s sparkling one-liners shine through to skewer the manners and morals of the pretentious and those to the manor born.

Mappa Mundi’s set, costume, music, and lighting display all the mechanics of theatre with an elaborate perfection. Audiences can look forward to a high quality and unique rendition of this, the most dazzling of comedies, from a company at the forefront of theatre in Wales. Make sure you catch them – this is a real gem!

Mae’r comedi cymdeithasol mwyaf poblogaidd a ffraeth hwn o waith Oscar Wilde, yn esiampl wych o ddawn finiog tu hwnt yr awdur. Mae cynhyrchiad newydd sbon Mappa Mundi, sydd wedi’i siapio i berffeithrwydd yn caniatáu cynulleidfa fodern i werthfawrogi’r disgleirdeb hwnnw’n llawn.

Mae Jack ac Algy mewn cariad gyda Gwendolyn a Cecily, ac mae’r ddwy yn credu eu bod mewn cariad gyda Ernest, nad yw serch hynny’n bodoli. Ychwanegwch fag llaw, nani anghofus a’r Lady Bracknell anorthrech i wiriondeb hyfryd a chymesuredd y plot, a bydd gennych y ffars dychanol pennaf. Mae ymadroddion bachog Wilde yn ennill y dydd ac yn cwestiynu moesau yr ymhongar a’r rhai o dras uchel.

Mae set, gwisgoedd, cerddoriaeth a goleuadau Mappa Mundi yn amlygu mecanweithiau theatr gyda pherffeithrwydd manwl. Gall y gynulleidfa edrych ymlaen at berfformiad unigryw o safon uchel o’r comedi mwyaf aruthrol, gan gwmni sydd ar flaen theatr yng Nghymru. Byddwch yn siwr o ddal y sioe neilltuol hon.


The Importance of Being Earnest gave 26 performances at 20 venues in the autumn of 2007, playing to a total audience of 4846.

Reviews

“unashamedly populist, cleverly conceived and riotously funny” Western Mail on Mappa Mundi’s Canterbury Tales

Victor Hallett review for Theatre in Wales

Tour Venues

10        Theatr Mwldan CARDIGAN

11         Theatr Mwldan CARDIGAN

12        Theatr Mwldan CARDIGAN

15        Torch Theatr MILFORD HAVEN

16        Torch Theatr MILFORD HAVEN

18        The Grand Pavilion PORTHCAWL

19       The Welfare, Ystradgynlais

22       Theatr Gwynedd BANGOR

23       Theatr Gwynedd BANGOR

24       Neuadd Dwyfor, PWLLHELI

25       Theatr Hafren NEWTOWN

26       Beaufort Theatre, EBBW VALE

29       Blackwood Miners, BLACKWOOD

30       Aberystwyth Arts Centre, ABERYSTWYTH

1        Coliseum, Aberdare

2       Borough Theatre, Abergavenny

6       Congress Theatre, CWMBRAN

7        Theatr Brycheiniog, BRECON

8        Taliesin Arts Centre, SWANSEA

9        Taliesin Arts Centre, SWANSEA

10       Courtyard, HEREFORD

13       Theatr Stiwt RHOSLLANERCHRUGOG

14       Theatr y Sherman Theatre CARDIFF

15       Theatr y Sherman Theatre CARDIFF

16       Barry Memorial Hall, BARRY

17       Wyeside Arts Centre, BUILTH WELLS

 

The Cast / Y Gast

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Liam Tobin

Algernon Moncrieff

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Meilyr Sion

John Worthing, J.P.

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Lizzie Rogan

Merriman

Chris Morgan

Chris Morgan

Rev. Canon Chausuble, D.D. / Lane

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Christine Pritchard

Lady Bracknell

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Mali Tudno Jones

Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax

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Lynne Seymour

Cecily Cardew

Rhian Morgan

Rhian Morgan

Miss Prism, Governess

Creative Team / Tim Creadigol

Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

Peter Knight

Ceri James

Carl Davies

Director/Designer

Composer

Lighting Designer

Assistant Designer

Wedi ei noddi’n rhannol gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru a Llywodraeth Cymru, a’r Loteri Genedlaethol.

Supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government and the National Lottery.

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