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  • A new version of this timeless classic starring Stephen Fry as Lady Bracknell.

    Jack Worthing (Gwilym Lee) and Algernon Montcrieff (Tom Glynn Carney) have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. Jack has invented a brother, Earnest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull life behind to visit Gwendolyn (Lyndsey Marshall). 

    Montcrieff decides to take the name Earnest when visiting Worthing's young and beautiful ward, Cecily (Daisy Edgar Jones). Things start to go awry when they end up together in the country and the truth starts to unravel.

    Performed by: Jonathan Coy, Janie Dee, Daisy Edgar Jones, Stephen Fry, Tom Glynn Carney, Paterson Joseph, Gwilym Lee, Lyndsey Marshall

    This original podcast is 1 episode in total, please begin with “Ep. 1: The Importance of Being Earnest”.

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  • Ep. 1: The Importance of Being Earnest

    May 24 2021

    A new version of this timeless classic starring Stephen Fry. 

    Jack Worthing and Algernon Montcrieff have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. Jack has invented a brother, Earnest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull life behind to visit Gwendolyn. 

    Montcrieff decides to take the name Earnest when visiting Worthing's young and beautiful ward, Cecily. Things start to go awry when they end up together in the country and the truth starts to unravel.

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    1 hr and 56 mins

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Loved it. Great cast and made it worth listening. I Will listen to it again.

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fantastic

wonderful performance. will listen again had a smile the all the while as i listened.

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Stephen Fry as Lady Bracknell!

Amazing performances by all, especially by Stephen Fry as Lady Bracknell. Fantastic production. Way to go, Stephen Fry and Audible!

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Stephen Fry

Makes ANY Audible wonderful! Seriously, he just brings an entirely new perspective to a character…and it’s worth every second.

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I loved this. So well played by the actors. I'll be relistening to this again and again

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A Classic

Stephen Frye as Lady Bracknell is a delight. what a splendidly garrulous grand dame. This is a spoken word classic.