The Importance of Being Earnest

Niall Carmody is Jack Worthing Pic: Bri Bri Films
Niall Carmody is Jack Worthing
Pic: Bri Bri Films

A FAMILIAR and glamorous host to theatre, the upstairs salon to No. 1 Pery Square is venue for an Oscar Wilde classic, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’.

Meet Miss Prism, Lady Bracknell, Algernon, Jack, Gwendolen and Cecily through a hot new company, Tiger’s Eye Theatre. Described as a young theatre collective, Tiger’s Eye will stage Wilde over three nights, Sunday June 18, Monday 19 and Sunday 25 at 7pm.

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They’ve jacked the jolly  japes into 21st century for freshness and economy.

The plot is a dote, wriggling out of a doctor’s bag left at a train station. Our playwright had a lot of fun, characteristically, using ‘Earnest’ as a platform to prick pretension in this societal satire. Witness Algernon: “I love hearing my relations abused. It is the only thing that makes me put up with them at all.”

Directed by Shane Hickey-O’Mara, the cast of eight has Martin Kenny of Sonar Theatre as Algernon, Ohio native Sarah Vargo as Gwendolen and Deirdre Flynn as Lady Bracknell.

Produced with The GAFF, book a laugh under a chandelier, [email protected]