DIGITAL STAGE in association with WOMBWELL THESPIANS have just produced their audio performance of “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. This was released in 3 parts relating to the 3 act version of the play. Act 1 was released on 23 Aug 2020 with Act 2 released on 30 Aug 2020 and Act 3 released on 5 Sep 2020.

The Importance of Being Earnest Following on from the Audio Performances of the Pandemic Stories, the Wombwell Thespians Amateur Dramatics Society (in association with Digital Stage), have produced a new set of recordings (audio broadcasts) on Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”.

This is the full 3 act version and the whole cast is:-

Lady Bracknell – FIONA GOULTY
Algernon Moncrief – LEWIS CONWAY
Jack/John Worthing – ANDY HARRIS
Gwendolen Fairfax – HANNAH STUDD
Rev Chasuble – BRETT BARNETT
Cecily Cardew – KAREN MACQUARRIE
Miss Prism – ANDREA CLAIRE
Merriman – BRETT BARNETT
Lane – ANDY HARRIS


Note – not all actors / characters are in all 3 parts (acts) – The three acts are released in Aug/Sep 2020. Described as a Trivial Comedy for Serious People, it is set in 1895 when attitudes were somewhat different, but love was still love, well, kind of… Hear a great performance from Fiona as Lady Bracknell as she deals with the various situations and dilemmas of the younger members present!



ACT 1 – ORIGINAL AUDIO CAST RECORDING – PRODUCED 23 AUG 2020
Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed, edited and produced by Andy Harris

ACT 2 – ORIGINAL AUDIO CAST RECORDING – PRODUCED 30 AUG 2020
Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed, edited and produced by Andy Harris

ACT 3 – ORIGINAL AUDIO CAST RECORDING – PRODUCED 5 SEP 2020
Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed, edited and produced by Andy Harris

Featured Music

Barroom Ballet by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3418-barroom-ballet
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Prelude in C (BWV 846) by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4237-prelude-in-c-bwv-846-
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

The play was recorded using socially distanced actors within JFYP Photo Studio at various times with all the parts then edited together. The audio quality is good but the loudness not always consistent.

If you are interested further in Wombwell Thespians, please contact us through the website
https://wombwellthespians.org.uk
If you are interested in what Digital Stage does please visit the website at
https://www.digital-stage.co.uk

If you are interested in the play, or wanting to talk to the director/editor or any of the cast, please email andyharris@fastmail.co.uk