OSCAR WILDE ON TRIAL
Oscar Wilde on Trial by Beth Flintoff
Presented by Reading Between the Lines Directed by Jonathan Humphreys
Performed inside Reading Gaol
A dramatisation of Wilde's three sensational trials in London’s Old Bailey in early 1895. Wilde was initially confident he would win and stood in the dock and faced his accusers with great dignity and wit, but by the end of the third trial he was found guilty of “extensive corruption of the most hideous kind among young men” and sentenced to two years in prison. He spent the final part of his sentence in Reading Gaol.
Part of Artangel's Inside: Artists and Writers in Reading Prison.
Design by Emmylou Laird
Lighting Design by Luke Drinkwater
Sound design & composition by Joe Morris
Intern – Alexandra Searle
Produced by Dani and Toby Davies for RBL Theatre Company
Supported by Cumpsty Communications and The Head Partnership Solicitors.
Presented by kind permission of Merlin Holland and John O'Connor.