The Importance of Being...Earnest?
Theatre company Say it Again, Sorry? Aim to connect people to their inner artist and bring them to the forefront of the performance process.
In our latest production, audience members take to the stage to save the show. When the headlining star fails to make curtain call for this Oscar Wilde classic, the performers will find that it has never been more important for someone to be Earnest.
My role as set designer included managing the budget, crafting hand-printed bespoke wallpaper and conceptualising ways for the audience to interact with the props in each act, which were integral for their experience. Audience members were asked to fix a faulty printer, flip the rug and tear the set apart as tensions between the actors rise and chaos ensues...
The grand finale finds the entire audience on stage together to celebrate the mayhem of putting on a show.
Through workshops and collaborative open rehearsals, the show aims to break down and satirise traditional theatre hierarchies and engage audience members as active participants in the making of the work.
The Preview was held at the Pleasance Theatre, 15th July 2019.
Directed by Simon Paris
Written by Josh King & Ensemble
Find more work from the company at http://www.sayitagainsorry.co.uk/
Model box and illustrations for the set of 'The Importance of Being...Earnest?'