Saturday, January 28

Casting revealed for The Importance of Being Earnest at Leeds Playhouse

The cast has been revealed for Denzel Westley-Sanderson’s retelling of Oscar Wilde’s most outrageous comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest, which premieres at Leeds Playhouse from 5th -17th September before heading out on a UK tour.

Westley-Sanderson is melding Wilde’s sharp wit with chart-toppers and  contemporary references to offer a sassy promising an unique take on the classic satire about dysfunctional families, class, gender and sexuality. 

The cast includes Daniel Jacob, who has gained international recognition as his Drag Queen alter ego Vinegar Strokes, who plays the iconic Lady Bracknell.

Jacob is joined by Midsomer Murders’ Phoebe Campbell as Cecily making her theatre debut, the experienced Valentine Hanson as Merriman/Lane and Joanne Henry as Miss Prism who was on the national tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Adele James plays Gwendolen, Abiola Owokoniran makes a professional debut as Algernon Moncrieff, Anita Reynolds plays Dr Chasuble and Justice Ritchie is John Worthing.

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Tour Dates

Cambridge Arts

20th – 24th September

Box Office: 01223 503333 /

New Wolsey

27th September – 1st October                 

Box Office: 01473 295900 /

Northern Stage

4th – 8th October    

Box Office: 0191 230 5151 /     

Liverpool Playhouse

11th – 15th October              

Box Office: 0151 709 4776 /

Rose Theatre

1st – 12th November

Box Office: 020 8174 0090 /