To Hell In a Handbag
The Secret Lives of Canon Chasuble and Miss Prism / Written and Performed by Helen Norton & Jonathan White
“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination” – Oscar Wilde
While others are preoccupied with cucumber sandwiches and railway cloakrooms, two minor characters from 'The Importance of Being Earnest' are up to their necks in something else. A country rector and a governess, models of Victorian propriety in public. But in private? This is the play behind the play: a tale of blackmail, false identity … and money. A subversively funny new take on an Irish theatrical classic.
Director – Conor Hanratty.
Developed as part of Show in a Bag (2016), an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and the Irish Theatre Institute.
Early Bird: €16 (book before 07 January 2017)
"Helen Norton and Jonathan White have pulled off a coup with their enchanting visit to the outer rim of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest ... packs extraordinary amounts of plot and top-notch gags into a compact package." ★ ★ ★ ★ The Irish Times
"Wickedly, side-splittingly funny, in a sophisticated, witty and elegant way ... a joyous romp not to be missed, a worthy homage to its master and progenitor." Sunday Independent
"Helen Norton plays a surprisingly devious Miss Prism while Jonathan White inhabits the bumbling vicar to perfection." Sunday Times