Citizen Theatre reveals great depth of talent in their production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest
— Jennifer Porter, Artshub

Wilde’s classic play, The Importance Of Being Earnest was presented at Como House's stunning Ballroom in South Yarra. The well received production saw all 12 shows completely sold out. Read a review here and here.

Creative Team
Directed and co-produced by
Jayde Kirchert
Produced by Carina Waye
Original music composed by Loclan Mackenzie-Spencer
Costumes by Marc McIntyre
Stage Management by Chenez Dyer Bray
Music Direction/Merriman by Patrick Paevere

Lady Bracknell by Jackie Rees
John Worthing J.P by Rory Godbold
Algernon Moncrieff by Nelson Gardner
Cecily Cardew by Hannah Fredericksen
Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax by Lauren McKenna
Lane/Rev. Canon Chasuble D.D by Nick Backstrom
Miss Prism by Catherine Glavicic

This show was proudly supported by The City of Stonnington, with Citizen Theatre the recipient of the Arts and Cultural Sponsorship program to present this production. Many thanks also to the National Trust, Como House staff and volunteers, Grattan Gardens Community Centre staff, MTC, Australian Shakespeare Company, Mark Howard, Helen and Michael Howard, the entire Howard extended family, James Degenhardt, Marion Bernard and Brenda Waye for their help along the way.

Thanks also to our suppliers for their co-operation and support: Ganache Chocolates (South Yarra), Tivoli Road Bakery (South Yarra) and Campbells Cash and Carry (Clayton).

production snaps

Photography by Thomas Overend


Video by Heartless Corporation