Tuesday, 21 July 2009

A handbag?!

"When one is in town one amuses oneself. When one is in the country one amuses other people."

We went to see The Importance of Being Earnest at The Open Air Theatre last night - and the rain held off! (Miracle!)

After a fab picnic, with many bottles of wine consumed, it was time for the performance. Suffice to say the plot of this comedy of manners, misguided affections and failed pranks should be familiar enough to most people for me not to have to do a synopsis...

The players were brilliant (the boys were cute!), giving their own interpretation of Oscar Wilde's greatest play (rather than try and ape classic performances such as Edith Evans' Lady Bracknell), the set was splendidly minimal, costumes were stunning, and there was even (bizarrely) a Kletzmer band playing the intro and exits...

We all thoroughly enjoyed this great show, and I highly recommend it...

The Importance of Being Earnest on Wikipedia

Review of the Open Air Theatre production in the Independent

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