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The Importance of Being Earnest - Heather Gibb and Matt Skelton

The Importance of Being Earnest

July 2019

The Importance Of Being Earnest was performed at The Library Theatre on 13th July 2019.

“It’s been hilarious to work with the cast on The Importance of Being Earnest.” says Bethan Tanner, Director. 

“Every rehearsal leaves us in fits of laughter not only because of the content of the play but the fun we all have with each other as well. Putting on this show is a step up for Butter Side Up but the cast have worked hard and we cannot wait to have the audience laughing along with us.”

The farcical comedy showcases the outcome from misunderstanding, a stiff British upper lip, and the combination of wit and satire. Set in late-Victorian England, Jack and Algernon both pretend to be Jacks' brother 'Ernest', a wild dandy. Humour can be found from those who know the show well, or those who are new to the works of Oscar Wilde. 


Algernon – Matt Skelton
Jack – Rob Place
Gwen – Becky Cleary
Cecily – Heather Gibb
Lady Bracknell – Sian Meredith
Miss Prism – Sabrina Senior
Reverend Chasuble – Liz Lynch-Smith
Merriman/Lane – Daniel Higgins


Director - Bethan Tanner

Producer - Rhi Walker

Stage Manager - Ellie Madiera

Lighting Technician - Emily Fowler

Photography - Scott Gist

The show offered a full cast of colourful characters portrayed by strong performers who succeed in executing Wilde’s wit and delivering their lines clearly and charismatically.

Callam Fellowes

Congratulation to director Bethan Tanner, who has a clear understanding of Wilde’s comedy. I regard this show as another success for Butter Side Up Theatre Company.

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Watch the full performance of The Importance of Being Earnest

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