The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wildedirected by Margaret Rhodes
February 1978
The Civic Theatre

Leeds Arts Centre performed The Importance of Being Earnest in February 1978.


John Worthing, J.P.Jim Young
Algernon MoncrieffDavid Scott
Rev. Canon Chasuble D.D.George Teale
Merriman (Butler)Robin Clayton
Lane (Manservant)George Westmoreland
Lady BracknellAnn Benson
Hon Gwendolen FairfaxAnne Robinson
Cecily CardewPam Wilson
Miss Prism (Governess)Betty Triggs
ServantsPeter Manning
 Christine Wilson
 Gillian Thresh
 Christine Hulme

Backstage team

DirectorMargaret Rhodes
Stage ManagerGordon Carlin
Assistant Stage ManagerChris Richmond
Set DesignAnne Robinson
PropertiesDoreen Parker
 Nina Goldthorpe
Music and Sound ControlPeter Manning
PromptJoyce King
Front of House ManagerJune Stevenson
WardrobeElsie Bell
 Jo Thackwray
 LAC Team
PublicityGordon Wilson
 LAC Team
Box OfficeJohn Pemberton
 Dennis Stevenson

Archive documents

The following documents from the production are in the LAC archive.

Download: Programme
(295 KBytes)

Add to the archive

We’re always looking to add to our archive of past productions – if you have any other memories of The Importance of Being Earnest, we would be very pleased to hear from you.

Other productions

Leeds Arts Centre has also performed The Importance of Being Earnest on other occasions, in 1995 and 1951 – more details of those productions can be found by following these links to their pages in this archive.