Waterford Dramatic Society presents “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde
at Garter Lane, October Tuesday 24th October to Saturday 28th October at 8.00pm.
After its award winning 2022 production of Bailegangaire, Waterford Dramatic Society is back with
Oscar Wilde’s scintillating comedy.
Often regarded as representing the culmination of Wilde’s artistic career, this sublime comedy has
been revived many times since its premiere in February 1895 in the St. James Theatre in London and
has been adapted for cinema on three occasions. It is full of deliciously smart, witty and memorable
one-liners uttered by outrageously funny and charming characters - although in the case of Lady
Bracknell, played Denise Quinn, snooty, overbearing and tyrannical are more apt character descriptions!
This production is an exciting venture for the cast and crew all of whom are buzzing with excitement
and enjoying the rehearsal process which is going extremely well overseen by experienced director
Frieda Ryan. W.D.S staged this play in the Theatre Royal in 1981 and as far as we know the play has
not been staged publicly in Waterford since.
W.D.S. has assembled a mix of very talented actors which includes Brian Tuohy (Jack), Adam O’Neill
(Algernon), Jen Cosgrove (Gwendolen) Kassie O’Mahony (Cecily), Emma O’Leary (Miss Prism),Paul
Dillon (Dr. Chasuble), Bryan Costello (Lane) and John Moloney (Merriman) and Dearbhla O’Keeffe
Tickets: €18 .
Concession: €15 (Seniors, Unwaged, Students
€15 Groups 6+ available at Box Office only)
Booking at Garter Lane Box Office 051-855 038/ www.garterlane.ie
Preview Tuesday October 24th. All seats €15