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13 - 29 June, Guildford Castle Gardens

Directed by Anna Ledwich - Designed by Andrew D Edwards

Summer 1895: Jack loves Gwendolen, Gwendolen loves Ernest, Algernon loves Cecily, and Cecily loveas ...Ernest! But who is Ernest? ...and where are the cucumber sandwiches? ...and just what on earth is Bunburying?!

For our first show this summer we dipped our toe in non-Shakespearean waters with Oscar Wilde's best-loved comedy of mistaken identity, set around the picture perfect Victorian Bandstand, which also celebrated its 125th Anniversary during the run.

Together with As You Like It, Earnest helped make Summer 2013 our most popular open-air season ever!


"An evening of laughter and total enjoyment" British Theatre Guide

"5 STARS" The Public Reviews       "4.5 STARS" Guildford Magazine

"The cast are uniformly excellent" Farnham Herald

"Fizzes along like picnic lemonade" Surrey Advertiser

Audience Comments

"Saturday night - quite probably the best performance of "...Earnest' ever! Thank you for another triumphant show, GSC!"

"Had a brilliant time tonight, took my 13 year old daughter and my mum and we all laughed 'til we cried... brilliant as always."

"Thank you again for the wonderful touch tour and audio description last Saturday evening. It really gave an added dimension to the evening - even for my husband who can see perfectly well!"

"Your ensemble performed more absolutely together than many-a theatre company knows how to be. A magical evening. I kept smiling even through an hour delay on my train home"

"One of the funniest and most satisfying things I've seen in years."

"Awesome performance tonight. You never disappoint. I look forward to the summer season each year, seeing GSC is fast becoming a birthday evening tradition. Thank you for a perfect end to a wonderful birthday."

"An excellent romp last night - we thoroughly enjoyed it. Congratulations on another splendid production."

"We are so lucky to have such talent on our doorstep"



Our Summer 2013 company will shortly be moving to the Past Productions page, along with pix!

Joan Blackham
Lady Bracknell
Algy's aunt
Richard Delaney
Jack Worthing
Sarah Gobran
Gwendolen Fairfax
Her daughter
Richard Keightley
Algernon Moncrieff
Simon Nock
Dr Chasuble
the local reverend
Matt Pinches
Algy's manservant
Fiona Sheehan
Cecily Cardew
Jack's ward
Angie Wallis
Miss Prism
Cecily's Governess


Do say hello! if you meet them on the High Street...

Creative Team
Assistant Designer
Sound Designer
Verse & Vocal Coach
Audio Description

Stage Management
Company Stage Manager
Deputy Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Managers

Anna Ledwich
Andrew D Edwards
Amy Clark
Tom Mann
Sarah Stephenson
Kerry Elkins

Kerrie Driscoll
Beth Sweeney
Will Herman / Chris Tindall



Click on a thumbnail to view a photo ~ Photography by Steve Porter