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The Importance Of Being Earnest – May

Director Theo Spring had long wanted to stage Oscar Wilde’s classic The Importance of Being Earnest and in 2007 she assembled a talented cast for the purpose.  Simon Vines played John Worthing and Duncan Tunbridge played Algernon Moncrieff, whilst the ladies who were the objects of their affection were played by Tamsin Reeve (Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax) and Harriett Jackson (Cecily Cardew).  Her governess Miss Prism was played by Ros Tunbridge whilst Morven Rae returned to the  Parlour Players after many years to play Lady Bracknell.  Chester Stern was almost unrecognisable beneath the make-up as the Rev. Chasuble, and Ted Trickey (Lane) and John Tough (Merriman) were the respective manservants.

Dress Rehearsal 09.05.07 022 aThe cast (left-right): Chester Stern, Ros Tunbridge, Ted Trickey,      Morven Rae, Simon Vines, Tamsin Reeve, John Tough, Harriett Jackson, Duncan Tunbridge

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Dress Rehearsal 09.05.07 004Dress Rehearsal 09.05.07 009 aCanon Chasuble 001Cecily CardewMiss Prism 001Dress Rehearsal 09.05.07 015Dress Rehearsal 09.05.07 012 aDress Rehearsal 09.05.07 019 aDress Rehearsal 09.05.07 013 aDress Rehearsal 09.05.07 007 aEarnest 001Gwendolin Fairfax 001Dress Rehearsal 09.05.07 008Dress Rehearsal 09.05.07 025The Cast and Backstage crew