Available On Demand from 20 August (Thursday) to 30 August (Sunday), 11.59pm

WILD@Home On Demand – The Importance of Being Earnest

Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Glen Goei

We’re bringing the best of Singapore theatre to you during the pandemic! From 20 August (Thursday) until 30 August (Sunday), 11.59pm SGT, WILD RICE is proud to present our award-winning, all-male production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest – a classic comedy of manners that also happens to be one of the funniest plays ever written!

Going live on Vimeo from 20 August!

Two romeos bend the truth to spice up their love lives. Jack has invented a brother, Ernest, whom he uses to escape his dull country life and to woo the ravishing Gwendolyn. His best friend, Algernon, also decides to take the name ‘Ernest’ to cosy up to Jack’s beautiful ward, Cecily, in the country. But things spin hilariously out of control when their deceptions are discovered, threatening to spoil their romantic pursuits.

Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is one of the world’s most popular comedies, boasting some of the funniest lines in the English language. In WILD RICE’s award-winning production, celebrated theatre and film director Glen Goei puts a joyous spin on this comic masterpiece by casting an all-male ensemble – revealing fresh insights into this classic tale about courtship, hidden identities and the foibles of high society.

With a sensational international cast, dressed to the nines by renowned fashion doyen Frederick Lee and accompanied live by The Concordia Quartet, The Importance of Being Earnest promises to lift your spirits with an evening of sparkling wit, laughter and love.

IMDA Rating: Advisory (All Male Cast)

This production was recorded live at The Ngee Ann Kongsi on 7 February 2020.


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Reviews

“WILD RICE has grasped The Importance of Being Earnest with both hands, and performed it at its extravagant best.”– Limelight Magazine, Australia

“A delightful evening of satire and wit… The entire theatre revelled in the sheer delight of Wilde’s witty retorts and sly critique of society’s pretences and pretentiousness.” – The Straits Times

“Visually ravishing and extremely compelling”– The Business Times

Cast

Brendon Fernandez
Chua Enlai
Crispian Chan
Daniel York
Gavin Yap
Hossan Leong
Ivan Heng
Lim Kay Siu

The Concordia Quartet

Kim Kyu Ri
Matthias Oestringer
Edward Tan
Theophilus Tan

Creative Team

Playwright Oscar Wilde
Director Glen Goei
Set Designer Wong Chee Wai
Lighting Designer Tai Zi Feng
Costume Designer Frederick Lee
Hair Designer Ashley Lim

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Our Sponsors

2020 The Importance of Being Earnest Sponsors & Partners

Archangel: AL Wealth Partners Pte Ltd
Corporate Sponsor: Frasers Hospitality
Season Sponsor: TWG Tea
Official Card Partner: AMEX & CapitaCard
Official Make Up: M.A.C.
Official Caterer: Three Embers
Official Printer: Allegro Print
Official Wine: Wine Concierge

WILD RICE’s 2020 Season Sponsors & Partners

Archangel: AL Wealth Partners Pte Ltd
Corporate Sponsor: Frasers Hospitality
Official Card Partner: American Express & American Express CapitaCard
Official Make Up: M.A.C.
Official Caterer: Three Embers
Official Printer: Allegro
Official Wine: Wine Concierge
Special Thanks: WILD RICE Angels

WILD RICE Ltd is supported by Singapore’s National Arts Council under the Major Company Scheme for the period from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2022.

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