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The Importance of Being Earnest

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

October 31, November 1 & 2, 1957.

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

“Wilde was big test for Young Wick Players”
– Shoreham Herald –


Directed by
Patrick Johnson

Assisted by
George Porter


Adrian Hedges – Lane

Ian Elliott – Algernon Moncrieff

Patrick Johnson – John Worthing J.P.

Elizabeth Penney – Lady Bracknell

Jean Porter – Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax

Betty Gedge – Cecily Cardew

Betty Carpenter – Miss Prism

Ralph Dawes – Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D.

Ross Workman – Merriman

Jacqueline McInnes – Tweenie


Production Crew

Stage ManagerFrances Davy

ASMClodagh O’Farrell

PromptMary Gedge

PropertiesFrances Moulton

PropertiesPeggy Cook

WardrobePatricia Holloway

WardrobeJudy Wilkey

WardrobeAnita Dawes

EffectsRichard Pickard

Stage LightingFrank Hurrell

Scenery designerRalph Dawes

Front of House ManagerClive Townsend