Producers have this morning announced that West End leading lady, Kerry Ellis will play Gwendolen in the 2018 UK tour of Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy of manners, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST; her first non-singing role.
Ellis will appear at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford, Courtyard Theatre Hereford, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Belfast Grand Opera House, Theatre Royal Bath and Manchester Opera House. Hannah Louise Howell will play Gwendolen at all other venues.
They join the previously announced Gwen Taylor as Lady Bracknell and Susan Penhaligon as Miss Prism, alongside the newly announced Geoff Aymer as Chasuble, Louise Coulthard as Cecily, Thomas Howes as Algernon, Peter Sandys-Clarke as Jack and Simon Shackleton as Lane/Merriman.
The tour will begin on 24 January at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, ending on 28 April in Eastbourne.
LtoR (Back) Susan Penhaligon, Peter Sandys-Clarke, Thomas Howes, Simon Shackleton, (Front) Kerry Ellis, Gwen Taylor & Louise Coulthard in The Importance of Being Earnest. Credit Jay Brooks
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST will be directed by The Original Theatre Company’s Artistic Director, Alastair Whatley, with set and costume designs by Gabriella Slade, sound and music by Giles Thomas and lighting by Alan Valentine.
The UK tour is produced by Tom Hackney for The Original Theatre Company.
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