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The Trials of Oscar Wilde

Thursday 14 February 1895 was the triumphant opening night of The Importance of Being Earnest and the zenith of Oscar Wilde's career. Less than 100 days later he found himself a common prisoner and bankrupt, sentenced to two years hard labour. But what happened during the trials and what did Wilde say? Was he harshly treated or the author of his own downfall? Using the actual words spoken in court, we can feel what it was like to be in the company of a flawed genius - as this less than ideal husband was tragically reduced to a man of no importance.
Author Merlin Holland
Author John O'Connor

Archive :: production:T0301065480, play:S0351715277, venue:V101

Production details

The Trials of Oscar Wilde is supported by Arts Council England (through the grants for the arts scheme) and by Unity Theatre Trust, in association with Stonewall. Approx. running time: 2hrs 15mins including an interval.


Company European Arts Company
Director Peter Craze
Lighting Duncan Hands
Design Dora Schweitzer
Performer John Gorick
Performer Rupert Mason
Performer William Kempsell

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