Algernon Moncrieff Phil Grainger
John Worthing David Jarman
Lady Bracknell Bromwyn Jennison
Gwendolen Fairfax Abbigail Wright
Cecily Cardew Holly Johnson
Miss Prism Susan Neale
Rev Canon Chasuble John Roberts
Lane/Merriman Alun Nixon
I played Algernon Moncrief.
During the run I taught myself to raise one eyebrow, as it's an expression so commonly pulled by Algy.
I also ate 20 cucumber sandwiches per show. 100 in total throughout the run.
I hate cucumber sandwiches!
Yes, Lady Bracknell, I don't actually know who I am by birth. I was ... well, I was found. In a handbag ... in the cloakroom at Victoria Station.
Found! In a handbag! You can hardly imagine that I and Lord Bracknell would allow our only daughter to marry into a cloakroom and form an alliance with a parcel.
Do you suggest, Miss Fairfax, that I entrapped Earnest into an engagement? How dare you? This is no time for wearing the shallow mask of manners. When I see a spade I call it a spade.
I am glad to say that I have never seen a spade. It is obvious that our social spheres have been widely different.
There were no cucumbers in the market, sir.
Not even for ready money.