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Lough Gill Players

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Lough Gill Players are delighted to present the classic comedy “The importance of being Earnest”  by Oscar Wilde, directed by Paul Gavin.

It is the story of two bachelors, John “Jack” Worthing and Algernon “Algy” Moncrieff who create alter egos to escape their tiresome lives. In their attempts to win the hearts of two women who , conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest, the pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure.

In this elaborately plotted classic that ridicules Victorian manners and sensibilities and where  no one seems to be who they say they are, we are introduced to the art of bunberrying, cucumber sandwiches, the formidable Lady Bracknell and the difficulty of producing parents when ones first memories are of the cloakroom in Victoria station.

The Lough Gill Players annual appearance at The Hawks Well Theatre promises to be a wonderful evenings entertainment and as usual will benefit both SHOUT and Sligo Hospice.

So come along and immerse yourself  in  Oscar Wildes “ Trival comedy for serious people”.