A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE

Production Date:  october 1978

Directed by: Charles Lewis

Genre:  Comedy

Group:  BHTC

Staged:  The Park Centre, Burgess Hill

 

SYNOPSIS: 

 

An afternoon of amusing social chatter in a great country-house turns into something much darker when Lady Hunstanton and her guests are joined by the witty, amoral Lord Illingworth. Also in attendance is Mrs. Arbuthnot; who's son Gerald, has been offered the position of Lord Illingworth secretary. However to his surpise he finds that she is a woman from his past who he once had an affair with, "A woman," he says, "of no importance." Unfortunately for him, he is wrong as it becomes apparent that he is Gerald's father. 


BHTC NOTES: The Mid Sussex Times annual play awards rewarded three individuals involved in this successful production (details below).

 

PLAYWRIGHT: 

 

Oscar Wilde (October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and short story writer. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. 

Stage Manager

Set Design & Construction

Properties

Sound & Lighting

Front of House

Box Office

Wardrobe

Prompt

Laurence Butcher
Keith Jefferies

Peter Case

Jim Towell

Peter Martin

Peter Palmer

John Poulson

Peter Coveney

Nancy Forsdike

Pam Jefferies

Jo White

Joan Collins

Fiona Miller

Kim Smith

Elizabeth Batten

Crew

Cast

Playwright:   Oscar Wilde

Lord Illingworth

Sir John Pontefract

Lord Alfred Rufford

Mr Kelvil M.P.

The Ven. James Daubeny

Gerald Arbuthnot

Farquhar (Servant

)Francis (Servant)

Lady Hunstanton

Lady Caroline Pontefract

Lady Stutfield

Mrs Allonby

Hester Worsley

Alice (Maid)

Mrs. Arbuthnot

Margaret Coveney

Geoff Twyman

Peter Coveney

Elizabeth Lorentzen

John Poulson

Keith Jefferies & Pam Jefferies

Elizabeth Batten & Nancy Forsdike

Suzanne Lewis

BHTC Production Number: 103

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