Wilde about latest visit

The Synergy Theatre – last seen in Seaford in The Crouch Gardens in September performing a selection of Shakespearean monologues in the rain - returns to Priory School, Lewes, with one of Oscar Wilde’s best-loved plays, The Importance of Being Earnest.

The story of one man’s quest to discover his true identity, marry the girl of his dreams and ideally avoid her mother, Earnest is a delicious comedy of manners, memorably adapted for the screen in both 1952 and 2002, says spokeswoman Eva Tayler.

“Sparkling wit, razor-sharp put-downs, possibly the only use in theatre of sugar lumps and fruit cake as weapons of revenge and, of course, The Handbag. Come prepared to giggle, guffaw and generally have a jolly good time!

“A special feature of the performance on Friday, February 17, will be a Late Afternoon Tea in the company of Lady Bracknell and the cast, which will begin at 6.30pm. Tickets for Lady Bracknell At Home will be £14 (£12 concessions) to include afternoon tea. A lovely opportunity to meet the cast and enjoy hom-made delicacies served by Lady Bracknell’s personal staff! Pre-booking for Lady Bracknell At Home is essential – please contact our Box Office, who will be happy to provide further details.

“We are extremely proud to be joined by some of Seaford’s talented actors for this production. Three students from Seaford Head Community College - Joseph Annette-Norman (Algernon Moncrieff), Rhianna Colyer (Cecily Cardew) and Harriet Langridge (The Maid), along with their drama teacher, Samantha Macefield (Miss Prism) - will be taking part, along with Seaford Little Theatre stalwart, Ian Clegg (Dr Chasuble) and Seaford resident, John Hamilton (Merriman/Lane), Do come along to Priory School and support some of Seaford’s own.”

The Importance of Being Earnest runs from Tuesday-Saturday, February 14–Saturday 18, 7.30pm (Friday: 6.30pm). Tickets (£10/£8) (Friday: £14/£12) are available on 01273 301444 or online at www.thesynergytheatre.co.uk.