Thespians tour Wilde’s Earnest

TAUNTON Thespians are setting out on their summer tour at Bishop’s Hull on Tuesday 9th July.

The chosen play is Oscar Wilde’s immortal comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, replete with Lady Bracknell and the handbag.  Chums about town Algernon and Earnest have to change their demeanors in the country, and it demands speedy footwork to outwit Aunt Augusta at the same time as pleasing Gwendoline and Cecily.   And then there’s scatty old Miss Prism and her devoted Canon Chasuble.

Directed by Michael Gilbert, the cast includes maat Ward as Algernon Moncrieff, Ben Jordan as Jack Worthing, Lindsey Cran as Gwendolen Fairfax, Lorna Evans as Lady Bracknell, Nicki Bassett as Cecily Cardew, Jane Edwards as Miss Prism and Mark Dawson as Canon Chasuble.

See them all at Milligan, Netherclay on 9th, Black­more Farm at Cannington on Wednesday 10th, Dillington House near Ilminster on 11th, Compton House Hotel at Ax­bridge on 12th, Cleeve Abbey on 13th, Mount Somerset Hotel at Henlade on Tuesday 16th,     Brympton House at  Brympton D’Evercy near Yeovil on 17th, Muchelney Abbey on 18th, Queen’s College in Taunton on 19th  or Hartwood House at Crow­combe Heathfield on Saturday 20th July.

Visit the website, www. tauntonthespians.org.uk, for more details.