A new version of this timeless classic starring Stephen Fry as Lady Bracknell.
Jack Worthing (Gwilym Lee) and Algernon Montcrieff (Tom Glynn Carney) have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. Jack has invented a brother, Earnest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull life behind to visit Gwendolyn (Lyndsey Marshall).
Montcrieff decides to take the name Earnest when visiting Worthing's young and beautiful ward, Cecily (Daisy Edgar Jones). Things start to go awry when they end up together in the country and the truth starts to unravel.
Performed by: Jonathan Coy, Janie Dee, Daisy Edgar Jones, Stephen Fry, Tom Glynn Carney, Paterson Joseph, Gwilym Lee, Lyndsey Marshall
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- J. M. Poulain
One of my favourite plays
Absolutely hilarious and incredibly witty, Oscar Wilde takes on all elements of 19th Century society, comedic plays and any other institution that crosses his path.
Incredibly tightly plotted and full of double meanings, mistaken identities and all manner of comedy tropes.
It's a bit weird that this is billed as "Starring Stephen Fry" when he plays Lady Bracknell who typically receives a lower billing than Jack, Algernon, Gwendolin and sometimes Cecilia.
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- Amazon Customer
This classic never fails
I don't believe I can ever go wrong listening to this hilarious play. This is not my favourite cast but it's really good! One to listen again and again.
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