The Importance of Being Earnest at Dendy.

Dashing men-about-town John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff pursue fair ladies Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew.

Matters are complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their on-the-sly activities – not to mention the disapproval of Gwendolen’s mother, Lady Bracknell.

The cast features Dana Ivey as Miss Prism, Paxton Whitehead as the Rev. Canon Chasuble, Santino Fontana as Algernon Moncrieff, David Furr as John Worthing, Charlotte Parry as Cecily Cardew and Sara Topham as Gwendolen Fairfax.

The production has been much praised by theatre reviewers, with New York Magazine calling it "absolutely perfect and funny as hell!" and Charles Spencer of the London Telegraph declaring: "Brian Bedford’s production is the finest ‘Importance’ I have ever seen".

Directed by and starring Brian Bedford as the formidable Lady Bracknell, this Broadway production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy has been nominated this year for three Tony Awards, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Bedford, as well as Best Revival of a Play and Best Costume Design.

It screens at Dendy Byron Bay Cinemas on Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, at 1pm.

Tickets $23-$25 are on sale at the cinema. Phone bookings to 6680 8555.

Roundabout Theatre, which produced the play, is a not-for-profit company dedicated to providing a nurturing artistic home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers, where the widest possible audience can experience their work at affordable prices.

The company’s 2010-2011 season also includes Tennessee Williams’ The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, starring Olympia Dukakis, and Anything Goes, starring Sutton Foster and Joel Grey.

Dendy Byron Bay is also screening The Human Rights Film Festival. The festival includes award winning documentaries, 12th and Delaware, tonight 7pm and tomorrow night Moving To Mars screens at 7pm. For more information on screenings head to

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