Chalk Reef Amateur Productions presents…
Lady Bracknell’s Confinement
A Wilde Comedy Monologue by PAUL DOUST
back by popular demand following a successful run in Cromer earlier in the year!
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Lady Bracknell reflects on an extraordinary sequence of events following on from The Importance of Being Earnest
The play traces the story of Lady Bracknell, one of the greatest comedy creations in the English Theatre. As the curtain rises we hear off stage, the final moments of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, when Jack Worthing discovers every obstacle has been removed from marriage to his beloved Gwendolen. Or so he believes. Lady Bracknell enters in a fluster and we then discover why.
Doust’s comedy has been written for a man to play Lady Bracknell, thus further emphasising the ‘pantomime dame’ elements of the character’s snobbery and obsession with social standing.
Director Gregory Hayman says: “The play will provide an hilarious evening’s entertainment for lovers of Wilde’s original play and those who are new to it.”