Cast announced for The Importance of Being Earnest tour

The Importance of Being Earnest tour cast

Casting has been announced for the upcoming tour of The Importance of Being Earnest.

Directed by Denzel Westley-Sanderson, the production opens at Leeds Playhouse on 8 September, with previews from 5 September, and runs until 17 September.


The production will then tour to Cambridge Arts Theatre, New Wolsey Theatre, Northern Stage and Liverpool Playhouse before culminating at Rose Theatre on 12 November.

The cast includes Phoebe Campbell (Cecily), Valentine Hanson (Merriman/Lane), Joanne Henry (Miss Prism), Daniel Jacob (Lady Bracknell), Adele James (Gwendolen), Abiola Owokoniran (Algernon Moncrieff), Anita Reynolds (Dr. Chasuble) and Justice Ritchie (John Worthing).

Oscar Wilde’s genius humour meets contemporary culture in a theatrical rollercoaster packed with shade, wit and plenty of gags.

2021 RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award-winner, Denzel Westley-Sanderson breathes fresh new life into Wilde’s sharpest and wittiest comedy: The Importance of Being Earnest.

This is a classic satire, vibrantly retold about dysfunctional families, class, gender and sexuality.

The full creative team features design by Lily Arnold, lighting design by Zoe Spurr, sound design by Beth Duke, movement direction by Tinovimbanashe Sibanda, assistant direction from Becca Chadder, dramaturg Phillippe Cato and casting director Bryony Jarvis Taylor.

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