PREVIEW: The Importance of Being Earnest – The MAC, Belfast

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde was first performed in February, 1895 in London. This farcical comedy centres around the lead character taking on a fictitious persona to escape tedious social obligations.

The play satirises Victorian conventions such as marriage and courtship, always drawing heavy praise for its humour. It is widely hailed as one of Wilde’s greatest works. Filled with high folly and witty retorts, it is one of the playwright’s most enduring plays, as relevant in today’s society as it was when it first hit the stage.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Now, Bruiser Theatre Company will bring a unique spin to their production of this classic at The MAC, Belfast from March 24-April 15. Adding to the already hilarious nature of the play, the all-male cast will bring new life and leave you laughing until your sides hurt. Directed by Lisa May, with music styled by Matthew Reeve, The Importance of Being Earnest will be coming to the MAC.

A brilliant all-male cast includes Ross Anderson-Doherty as Lady Bracknell, Richard Croxford as Miss Prism, Chris Robinson as Cecily Cardew, Samuel Townsend as the Hon. Gwendolyn Fairfax, Joseph Derrington as Algernon Moncrieff, Joseph O’Malley as Jack Worthing and Karl O’Neill as Dr. F. Chasuble.

Performances will be at The MAC, Belfast from March 24-April 15 with a special afternoon tea available before the show on March 25 and a special performance for the hearing impaired on April 5. There will also be a post-show discussion after the March 30 performance.

Visit the MAC’s website for show times and to purchase tickets.