Following their successful productions of Sophocles’s Electra (2021) and Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood (2019), Malvern Theatres Young Company returns this summer with Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, adapted and directed by Nic Lloyd.
Subtitled ‘a trivial comedy for serious people’ Wilde’s play is a biting satire on manners, matrimony and misbehaviour in late-Victorian high society. None of the author’s trademark wit and sarcasm is lost in director Nic Lloyd’s streamlined adaptation, which leaves us in no doubt why The Importance of Being Earnest remains amongst our most popular and enduring comedies.
Established in 2012, Malvern Theatres Young Company gives aspiring young actors the chance to perform in a professional environment. The Importance of Being Earnest will be their fifteenth production and once again opens in Malvern before transferring to the Edinburgh Fringe for a further six performances.
Evenings at 7pm, Wednesday matinee at 2pm