Malvern Theatres Young Company Presents: The Importance of Being Earnest
August 9th - August 12th£5
Following their successful productions of Sophocles’s Electra (2021) and Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood (2019) Malvern Theatres Young Company returns this summer with Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.
Subtitled ‘a trivial comedy for serious people’ Wilde’s play is a biting satire on manners, matrimony and misbehaviour in late-Victorian high society. None of the author’s trademark wit and sarcasm is lost in director Nic Lloyd’s streamlined adaptation, which leaves us in no doubt why The Importance of Being Earnest remains amongst our most popular and enduring comedies.
Established in 2012, Malvern Theatres Young Company gives aspiring young actors the opportunity to perform in a professional environment. The Importance of Being Earnest will be their 15th production and once again opens in Malvern before transferring to the Edinburgh Fringe for six further performances.
“This young company demonstrates the strength of theatre by allowing the beauty of words to shine through … the various characters are very clear with such a strong and capable ensemble – all of the young actors are given an opportunity to demonstrate their skill which they do with an ability well beyond their years, powerfully engaging the storytelling on and around the stage” – (The Edinburgh Guide, on Under Milk Wood, 2019)