The Importance of Being Earnest, 1965

25th September 1965

About this memory

There was plenty of buzz in Edinburgh around the opening of the Church Hill Theatre; the then Edinburgh Corporation aspired for this new venue to play a central role for Culture and the Arts and particularly for local and amateur companies.
Christelle Steele who played Gwendolen Fairfax in this staging of the Oscar Wilde classic, remembers being approached by local journalists to get the scoop on what the inaugural production would be! The picture shows cast members in Act 3, the garden scene, when Miss Prism confesses.
Reviews of both the production and the venue were highly favourable with The Scotsman reporting that the latter had 'exciting and unique facilities.'

Author or artist: SCDA

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