22 April 2008
Mappa Mundi, Wales' much loved touring company, bring one of Oscar Wilde's most popular creations 'The Importance of Being Earnest' to life at Blackwood Miners' Institute on Tuesday 29th April at 7:30pm. The venue is the company's ninth stop on their extensive 26-date tour of Wales and BMI is pleased to be the only BSL Interpreted performance on the tour.
The adaptation is the most popular and razor witted of Oscar Wilde's social comedies and is a brilliant demonstration of what Mappa Mundi do best and why the audiences keep coming back to Blackwood Miners' to see what the company are going to do next! In true Mappa Mundi style expect a few twists, turns and unexpected surprises - with some very funny results!
Jack and Algy are in love with Gwendolen and Cecily, who both believe themselves to be in love with the non-existent Ernest. Add a handbag, an absent minded nanny and the redoubtable Lady Bracknell into the wonderful lunacy and symmetry of the plot and you have the ultimate satirical farce. Wilde's sparkling one-liners shine through to skewer the manners and morals of the pretentious and those to the manor born.
Mappa Mundi's set, costume, music, and lighting display all the mechanics of theatre with an elaborate perfection. Audiences can look forward to a high quality and unique rendition of this, the most dazzling of comedies, from a company at the forefront of theatre in Wales. Make sure you catch them - this is a real gem!
"I hope you will enjoy my 'trivial' play. It is written by a butterfly for butterflies. [The play] has its philosophy . . . that we should treat all the trivial things seriously, and the serious things in life with sincere and studied triviality." Oscar Wilde
Tickets cost £8.50 with £7.50 concessions and are available from the Box Office on01495 227206.
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