The Importance of Being Earnest

Thu Sep 26, 19:00 - Sat Oct 5, 22:00
Westville Theatre Club


The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. It is the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Earnest to escape their social responsibilities. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Earnest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure. The elaborate plot ridicules Victorian sensibilities with some of the best loved, and indeed bizarre, characters to be found on the modern stage.

The play is directed by Maya Zozulya, winner of the Best Director Award in the Westville Theatre Club One Act Play Festival of 2019, and the fabulous cast of the play makes it even more hilarious and well anticipated:

  • John ‘Jack’ Worthing – Banele Khomo
  • Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff – Daniel Oosthuizen
  • Cecily Cardew – Danielle De Chazal
  • Gwendolen Fairfax – Maya Zozulya 
  • Lady Bracknell – Jill Sysum
  • Miss Prism – Jacquie van Belkum
  • Rev. Canon Chasuble – Derek Griffin
  • Lane – Tyrone O’Neill
  • Merriman – Devon Grant-Hayes Mackenzie Daniel

The show will be performed at the Westville Theatre Club, and will run from the 26th of September until the 5th of October. Doors open at 7:00PM and shows to start at 7:30PM, with one exception of Sunday the 29th of September (matinee) the doors will open at 1:00PM and the show will start at 1:30PM.


Tickets are R100 pp. Book a table for 8 and pay R90 pp. R60 for pensioners/ scholars on 29 September ONLY.

The bookings are open!!! 


The Importance of Being Earnest
Westville Theatre Club
6 St James Ave, Berea West, Westville, 3629
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