English Touring Theatre, Leeds Playhouse & Rose Theatre announce casting for ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

English Touring Theatre (ETT), Leeds Playhouse and Rose Theatre have announced casting for Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnestwhich opens at Leeds Playhouse from 8 to 17 September 2022 before touring to Cambridge Arts Theatre, New Wolsey Theatre, Northern Stage, Liverpool Playhouse, and Rose Theatre.

2021 RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award-winner Denzel Westley-Sanderson breathes fresh new life into Wilde’s sharpest and wittiest comedy. Genius humour meets contemporary culture in a theatrical rollercoaster packed with shade, wit and plenty of gags.

The cast includes Phoebe Campbell (Cecily), Valentine Hanson (Merriman/Lane), Joanne Henry (Miss Prism), Daniel Jacob (Lady Bracknell), Adele James (Gwendolen), Abiola Owokoniran (Algernon Moncrieff), Anita Reynolds (Dr. Chasuble) and Justice Ritchie (John Worthing).

The Importance of Being Earnest is Designed by Lily Arnold; with Lighting Design by Zoe Spurr; Sound Design by Beth Duke; Movement Direction by Tinovimbanashe Sibanda; Assistant Direction from Becca Chadder; Dramaturg Phillippe Cato; and Casting Director Bryony Jarvis Taylor.


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