Digital Archive:Cast list, The Importance of being Earnest (1999)

Listing show dates and detailing cast, creative and production teams


A Trivial Comedy for Serious People



Cast in Order of Appearance

Lane – David Macmillan

Algernon Moncrieff – Alan Cox

John Worthing – Adam Godley

Lady Bracknell – Patricia Routledge

Hon Gwendolen Fairfax – Saskia Wickham

Miss Prism – Sheila Reid

Cecily Cardew – Rebecca Johnson

Rev Canon Chasuble – Jonathan Cecil

Merriman – Thane Bettany


Director – Christopher Morahan

Designer – Peter Rice

Lighting Designer – Robert Bryan

Sound Designer – John A Leonard for Aura Sound

Composer – Ilona Sekacz

Assistant Director – William Glynn


Company Manager – Philip Deverell

Stage Manager – Amelia Ferrand-Rook

Deputy Stage Manager – Liz Burton

Assistant Stage Managers – Patsy Sloane, Morag Lavery



Gwendolen Fairfax/Cecily Cardew – Alexandra Belcourt

John Worthing/Algernon Moncrieff – Conrad Hornby

Lady Bracknell/Miss Prism – Zibba Mays

Chasuble/Merriman – David Macmillan

Lane – Thane Bettany


May: Wed 12P, Thu 13P, Fri 14F, Sat 15m&e, Mon 17, Tue 18PN, Wed 19, Thu 20m&e,

Fri 21(D), Sat 22m&e

June: Wed 2, Thu 3m&e(S), Mon 7, Tue 8, Fri 11(D), Sat 12m&e, Wed 16(T), Thu 17m(D)&e,

Sat 19e, Mon 21, Tue 22, Fri 25(D), Sat 26m(D), Wed 30

July: Thu 1m&e, Sat 3e, Mon 5, Tue 6, Fri 9(D), Sat 10m, Wed 14, Thu 15m&e, Sat 17L


P = Preview

F = First Night

PN = Press Night

D = Audio Described Performance

S = Sign Interpreted Performance

m = matinee

e = evening

T = Post Performance Discussion

L = Last Night


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