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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20th – 24th September
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27th September – 1st October
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4th – 8th October
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11th – 15th October
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1st – 12th November
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