ERNEST played at the Etcetera Theatre, London in November 2013 to packed houses and glowing reviews. 'Hugely Entertaining', 'Delightful' and 'A fine romp indeed', were some of the things the critics said, see more in our reviews section.
Another thing that was mentioned by more than one reviewer was that ERNEST was a perfect show for festivals. So this summer we're going to stage it at the festival of all festivals, the Edinburgh Fringe.
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Ernest is a modern day, musical version of Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Earnest' .
The project began when Phil Jacobs from All in One Theatre was asked to put songs into the play. He took a lot of persuading, but finally he did it and when it became time to produce the show he asked acclaimed Austrian Director Pamela Schermann to direct. She agreed but insisted on it being 'real'. Phil wondered how you could make a play as artificial as 'Ernest' real and Pamela answered by setting it in modern times. She had seen parallels in the false identitites assumed by the main characters in the play and the online practice of role playing in games such as 'Second Life' where players appear exactly as they'd like to be irrespective of sex, class, race, appearance or location. The play would be set in today's times with the characters playing online versions of the Oscar Wilde characters. ERNEST now had a modern edge and relevance. Pamela had achieved the impossible and made an unreal play real.
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