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We hope you find all the information you need to join the group, come and see us perform or simply learn more about the Wayland Players.
The Wayland Players, Watton, Norfolk are an amateur dramatics group who have been successfully entertaining audiences at the Queens Hall, Watton since 1949. It’s not all about productions, the Players enjoy a range of social events including trips to the theatre, meals in local restaurants, summer BBQ’s or just getting together for a drink & a chat.
The Importance of being Earnest
Summer is officially over, although Mother Nature does not seem to have received the memo, and the Wayland Players are in rehearsal for their autumn production on November 17th, 18th and 19th. Dare I mention handbags or the pastime of Bunburying?
Yes, we have turned to that most English of classic comedies 'The Importance of Being Earnest' in which two young men about town invent fictitious alter egos and invalid friends in order to escape from burdensome social obligations. Oscar Wilde called it a trivial comedy for serious people.
I think modern audiences find the play's high farce and witty dialogue the reason that the play has remained enduringly popular. There will be more about the exploits of Jack, call me Ernest, Worthing and his friend Algernon Moncrieff in next month's Wayland News. For the moment, please note the dates and remember that there will be a matinee on the Saturday as well as an evening performance.
Tickets will be available from the Players's honorary box office, Adcocks, Watton High Street from Monday 17th October.
Jenny Mann, Director