The Importance of Being Earnest

The tightly woven cast and crew of pupils embraced the mannered artifice of Wilde’s effusive style with conviction and consummate professionalism, giving us a wide range of outstanding performances. A mastery of the florid language and its rhythm was particularly impressive and helped make the play accessible to all generations of the audience. The faultless physical poise of the ladies and servants was beautifully mocked by the exaggerated gymnastics of the gentlemen and gave a tangible sense of the conflicting qualities of late 19th century society etiquette.

School Play – Michaelmas Term 2021