‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

Ballyshannon Drama Society


‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

by Oscar Wilde


Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining comedy sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations. This “trivial comedy for serious people” features two carefree bachelors, Jack and Algernon, each with a carefully hidden double life. But when Algernon discovers that Jack has been posing as a man named Ernest to escape to the city, he promptly travels to Jack’s country estate to pose as the fictional figure himself! Silliness ensues with whimsical ingénues, jealous fiancées, indomitable dowagers, and the most famous handbag in theatre history. The Ballyshannon Drama Society’s ingenious production of this timeless classic offers the unmissable opportunity to see what the London Telegraph calls “the most perfect comedy in the English language.”


  • Lane—Kevin Lilly
  • Algernon Moncrieff—Sean Donegan
  • John Worthing, J.P.—Terence McEneaney
  • Lady Bracknell—Rachel O’Connor
  • Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax—Louise Larkin
  • Miss Prism—Trish Keane
  • Cecily Cardew—Sinead Luke
  • Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D.—Tony Liston
  • Merriman—Mark Kirby


2019 Circuit Dates

Wednesday March 6th, Tubbercurry

Thursday March 7th, Kiltyclogher

Friday March 8th, Castleblaney

Thursday March 14th, Enniskillen

Saturday March 16th, Ballyshannon

Monday March 18th, Carrickmore

Wednesday March 20th, Portadown

Thursday March 21st, Strabane


Photo Gallery (photos by John Fallon):