The Importance of Being Earnest

Comedy - Revival

Royale Theatre

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  • Opening Date: March 3, 1947
  • Closing Date: May 10, 1947
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 81

Playwright: Oscar Wilde


Two wealthy London bachelors each pretend to be a fictitious man called Earnest in order to win over two eligible young ladies, despite the ladies' avowed preference for that name alone — and the interference of the intimidatingly proper Lady Bracknell — in Oscar Wilde's "trivial comedy for serious people."


Opening Night Cast

Donald Bain Footman
Jane Baxter Cecily Cardew
Pamela Brown Honorable Gwendolyn Fairfax
Jean Cadell Miss Prism
Stringer Davis Merriman
Robert Flemyng Algernon Moncrieff
John Gielgud in The Importance of Being Earnest John Gielgud John Worthing, J.P.
John Kidd Reverend Canon Chasuble, D.D.
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Opening Night Production Credits

Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde Writer
John Gielgud John Gielgud Director
  Motley Decor
  William Conway Lighting Design
  C. Edwin Knill General Manager for John C. Wilson
  Peter Davis General Manager for John Gielgud Productions
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1946 - 1947

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