PRIZED ROLE: Graham Scott as Lady Bracknell in  The Importance Of Being Earnest.
PRIZED ROLE: Graham Scott as Lady Bracknell in The Importance Of Being Earnest. Contributed

New earnest theatre show

TWEED resident Graham Scott will swap suits for a dress when he takes on the role of Lady Bracknell in Murwillumbah Theatre Company’s latest production, The Importance of Being Earnest.

Scott, who works as a functions manager at North Kirra Surf Club, has appeared in 14 plays for Tweed and Tugun theatre companies over the past two decades.

His most recent role was as Otto on Bullshot Crummond for Tugun Theatre Company.

The Importance of Being Earnest, which will see him don bright lipstick and feminine attire, will mark Scott’s first performance with Murwillumbah Theatre Company.

“It’s a great opportunity – I never thought I’d get the chance to play Lady Bracknell in one of my all-time favourite plays,” he said.

“I love the creativity of being an actor – once you get into a new production and role, you just flow with it.”

Graham Scott before his transformation.
Graham Scott before his transformation. Contributed

Scott has studied acting and was an extra on the feature film Ghost Ship.

He was drawn to the theatre company after watching its comedy show The Foreigner last year.

The Importance Of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde’s most famous play and the last he ever wrote.

The iconic tale poked fun at English upper-class society in Victorian times.



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