1998 - The Importance Of Being Earnest

 The Importance of being Earnest

 

Thursday 14th May 1998

Friday 15th May 1998

Saturday 16th May 1998

 

 

Forum Players perform a witty Oscar Wilde classic with class

 

Any drama group starts with a distinct advantage when they choose to put on an Oscar Wilde play. The wit of the dialogue is a treat in its own right.

And Bourne End's Forum Players did it justice last week, with a highly enjoyable production. Certainly it was one of those evenings when you hear people all round saying "Wasn't it good" as they leave, looking happy.

 

Man of the match (sorry - but it was Cup Final day) was Brenda Phelps playing Lady Bracknell.

 

Her portrayal of the dominating dame really was masterly.

 

Katherine Evans, a sixth-form pupil at Borlase School, looked suitable refined as the Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax, and no doubt has a good acting future ahead of her.

Even younger was Laura Cottrell, who is taking GCSE's at Wye Valley School, and who played Cecily Cardew.

 

Local amateur dramatics has nothing to worry about with youngsters like these coming up.

 

The leading young men, played by Anthony Deacon and Paul Dawson, had long and not too easy parts to play, and they did so well. They displayed just the right mix of caddishness and attractiveness to encourage the audience to warm to them.

Miss Prism (Gill Stokes) was wonderfully twittery, and with the equally dotty rector (Richard Garland), raised lots of laughs.

 

The two minor parts of man-servant and maid played by Andrew Whitehead and Angela Telfer were admirable.

 

So, it was a great play, well cast, well produced by Angela Telfer and Richard Garland, and backed up by a competent production team.

 

Sandra Carter- -Bucks Free Press- -May 22nd 1998- 

Cast and Crew

JOHN WORTHING, J.P.

ALGERNON MONCRIEFF

REV. CANON CHASUBLE, D.D.

MERRIMAN

LANE

LADY BRACKNELL

HON. GWENDOLEN FAIRFAX

CECILY CARDEW

MISS PRISM

STAGE MANAGER

STAGE CREW

PROPERTIES

LIGHTING

SOUND

WARDROBE

LADIES HAIRSTYLES

SET DESIGN & ARTWORK

FRONT OF HOUSE

PUBLICITY

.

PROMPT

MR. ANTHONY DEACON

MR. PAUL DAWSON

MR. RICHARD GARLAND

MRS. ANGELA TELFER

MR. ANDREW WHITEHEAD

MRS. BRENDA PHELPS

MISS. KATHERINE EVANS

MISS. LAURA COTTRELL

MRS. GILL STOKES

BRIAN PEMBERTON

NIGEL HUNT

DAVID GIBSON

MARGARET SEAMAN

MARION DOVEY

PAUL DAWSON

STEVE PHELPS

GRAHAM HYDE

WENDY KEEBLE

LINDA AXFORD

DRAGAN NASTASIC

HILARY GARLAND

ASSISTED BY CLUB MEMBERS

BARRIE PENFOLD

STEVE PHELPS

BRENDA PHELPS

JULIA KENT

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