TitleThe Importance of Being Earnest
AuthorWilde, Oscar
VenueLyttelton Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night9/9/1982
Press Night9/16/1982
Closing Night3/24/1983
Performance Length2 hours, 30 minutes (including two intervals)
AwardsLaurence Olivier Award, Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role (Anna Massey): Plays and Players Magazine, Best Performance by an Actress (Judi Dench)
Evening Standard Drama Awards, Best Actress (Judi Dench): Drama Magazine, Best Actress (Judi Dench), Best Supporting Actor (Paul Rogers)
Olivier nomination for Actress of the Year in a Revival (Judi Dench), Olivier nomination for Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Paul Rogers)
Number of Performances66
Performer Roles
RecordNameRole
ROLE122240Havers; NigelAlgernon Moncrieff
ROLE122241Kent; Brian (-1985)Lane
ROLE122242Jarvis; MartinJohn Worthing, JP
ROLE122243Dench; Dame; JudiLady Bracknell
ROLE122244Wanamaker; Zoe (1949-)Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax
ROLE122245Massey; AnnaMiss Prism
ROLE122246Garvie; ElizabethCecily Cardew
ROLE122247Rogers; PaulRev. Canon Chasuble, DD
ROLE122248Gill; JohnMerriman
ROLE142443Haywood; AlanFootman
ROLE117758Kutchmy; IritaPiano
Creative Roles
RecordNameRole
ROLE103342Wilde; Oscar (1854-1900)Writer
ROLE115819Bury; John (1925-2000)Design / Lighting
ROLE104730Jenkinson; SueAssistant Designer
ROLE106772Mackintosh; KennethStaff Director
ROLE104743Hulley; RodgerProduction Manager
ROLE109379Boddington; Diana (1921-2002)Stage Manager
ROLE109380Stone; KarenDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE115908Fairclough; AngelaAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE115909Mitchell; GrahamAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE106836Montgomery; ChrisSound
ROLE111396Cox; RonaldAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE115910Usher; SusanAssistant Production Manager
ROLE117758Kutchmy; IritaPiano
ROLE120695Goodwin; TimResearcher
ROLE128512Hall; Sir; Peter (1930-)Director
Catalogue
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RNT/PR/4/1/261The Importance of Being EarnestSeptember 1982 - November 1982 Press Production Review Files
RNT/PP/2/2/58The Importance of Being Earnest16 September 1982Lyttelton Posters
RNT/SM/1/207The Importance of Being Earnest1982Prompt Scripts
RNT/PP/1/2/65The Importance of Being Earnest16 September 1982Lyttelton Programmes
RNT/PO/5/110The Importance of Being Earnest1982Set Photographs
RNT/PP/5/114The Importance of Being Earnest1982Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/PP/2/6/46The Importance of Being Earnest22 November 1982Other Venue Posters
RNT/PP/2/6/45The Importance of Being Earnest16 November 1982Other Venue Posters
RNT/PP/2/6/44The Importance of Being Earnest1 November 1982Other Venue Posters
RNT/PR/4/1/260The Importance of Being EarnestSeptember 1982 - November 1982Press Production Review Files
RNT/PP/2/6/43The Importance of Being Earnest18 October 1982Other Venue Posters
RNT/PR/3/205The Importance of Being Earnest1982Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/SM/2/3/43The Importance of Being Earnest1982 - 1983Lyttelton Show Reports
RNT/PO/2/1/30bThe Importance of Being Earnest 1982 - 1983Lyttelton Production Office Show Files
RNT/PO/2/1/30aThe Importance of Being Earnest 1982 - 1983Lyttelton Production Office Show Files
RNT/E/3/3/7The Importance of Being Earnest1982Background Packs
RNT/PP/1/6/122The Importance of Being Earnest27 September 1982Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/125The Importance of Being Earnest01 November 1982Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/124The Importance of Being Earnest18 October 1982Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/127The Importance of Being Earnest16 November 1982Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/128The Importance of Being Earnest22 November 1982Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/132The Importance of Being Earnest / A Midsummer Night's Dream24 January 1983Touring programmes
RNT/PP/3/6/64The Importance of Being Earnest 27/09/1982 - 27/11/1982Touring Printwork
RNT/PP/3/9/3/32aThe Importance of Being Earnest1982Lyttelton Cast Lists
RNT/PP/3/9/3/32bThe Importance of Being Earnest1982Lyttelton Cast Lists
RNT/PP/1/2/64The Importance of Being Earnest16 September 1982Lyttelton Programmes
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