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

 

Location

HM Prison Reading
Forbury Road
Reading RG1 3HY
United Kingdom

 

20:00 & 21:30 | 29 September 2016
20:00 & 21:30 | 30 September 2016
20:00 | 1 October 2016

Tickets £11 - £14 (includes entry to exhibition from 18.00)

 

 

Supported by Cumpsty Communications and The Head Partnership Solicitors.

Presented by kind permission of Merlin Holland and John O'Connor.

Photographs by Ian Legge Photography 

Featuring Oliver Comm (Oscar), Emily Tucker (Connie), Paul Brendan (Carson), and Oliver Dench (Bosie)