Richard David-Caine stars in ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’

Richard David-Caine stars in ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’


Richard David-Caine stars as Jack Worthing in The Importance of Being Ernest at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester.

Jack Worthing is living a double life.

To escape his dull country existence, he has invented a younger brother called Ernest, whose scandalous behaviour requires Jack to regularly travel to London. Once in the city, Jack becomes Ernest. He is head over heels in love with Gwendolyn Fairfax, the daughter of the formidable Lady Bracknell. When his best friend Algernon discovers that Jack has a secret identity and a beautiful niece called Cecily, he heads down to the country posing as the delinquent brother Ernest.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest comedies ever written, The Importance of Being Earnest zings with contemporary relevance, subversively satirising the snobbery and hypocrisy of extreme wealth and excess.

The Importance of Being Ernest opens on March 1st and runs until March 16th. Tickets can be purchased here 

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