The Importance of Being Ernest

Date 24th October 2012
Society Fylde Coast Players
Venue Lowther Pavilion
Type of Production Play
Director Rosemary Roe
Musical Director N/A/
Choreographer N/A

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Author: Eddie Regan

Oscar Wilde was a brilliant author and he would have been delighted to see and hear, how his wonderful play was brought to life by this excellent company. In this, their 65th Anniversary production, the Fylde Coast Players show why they have such an enviable reputation.

Algernon Moncrieff ( Paul Lomax) set the standard for the rest of the cast from his first appearance and went from strength to strength through the evening. Director, Rosemary Roe has obviously done her research with regards to the set, costumes and props. All were delightful and it must helped the performers to know they and their surroundings looked splendid.

Performances were excellent, each character carefully delineated, with diction very clear throughout. A very high standard with many superb performances! I was particularly impressed with two lovely cameos, Jeffrey Redfern ( Canon Chasuble) and Vera Cummins ( Miss Prism).

The play was obviously well rehearsed, timing of the dialogue ensuring there was no lack of pace, not easy to achieve but so essential with this particular piece.

Rosemary Roe should be congratulated on a wonderful evenings entertainment. I look forward to my next visit to this outstanding company. Thank you all for your warm welcome and hospitality.