By Feccles at 21:25 on 21/02/13
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COMEDY MASTERPIECE COMES TO POLY
Quirky troupe FECCLES return for Wilde show
The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde's legendary comic farce, will have audiences rolling in the aisles this spring.
Man-about-town Ernest's chequered past as an abandoned orphan raises the suspicions – and the eyebrows – of his would-be bride's fearsome guardian, Lady Bracknell. Worse still, shifty close friend Algy has discovered that Ernest's real identity is that of straight-laced Jack - who, as it happens, has a rather delightful niece called Cecily...
Diamond-edged dialogue, shrewd social observation and a handful of iconic characters combine in a serious contender for Wilde's best-loved stage piece. During its hundred-year-plus history, Earnest has remained a staple piece for both stage and film, losing none of its farcical joy along the way. Now it's the turn of student theatre group FECCLES, whose trademark energy and vibrant performances are fast making a name for them in Falmouth. Their most recent production, Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, was a resounding success - and Earnest is shaping up to be just as memorable.
'How could we possibly resist?', asks co-director Chris Cutting. 'The material is perfect, and everyone involved in the show has gone into this with thunderous enthusiasm. Our cast is incredible – I've rarely been this excited about a production.'
The play takes place on the March 7th & 8th at The Poly, Falmouth. Tickets are available at thepoly.org. For more information on FECCLES and their previous productions, visit http://tinyurl.com/a3o9o9c
The Importance of Being Earnest Poster
Date: Thursday, March 07, 2013