First performed in 1998, this play by David Hare concentrates on two pivotal points in the life of Irish writer and poet Oscar Wilde (1854 to 1900). Rather than surveying Wilde's life, or attempting to relate the complete story of the relationship between Wilde and his younger lover, Lord Alfred Douglas (more often known by his nickname 'Bosie'), Mr Hare's play tries to answer two basic... Read more
Cast includes Rupert Everett (Oscar Wilde), Freddie Fox (Lord Alfred Douglas). Insight into Oscar Wilde’s relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas. Focuses on two critical moments in Wilde’s last years – the eve of his arrest at the Cadogan Hotel and a night in Naples after his release from two years imprisonment; The Judas Kiss speculates on the consequences of his self destructive fatalism, betrayal and love without trust.
The play is running for only a very limited period of 4 weeks at the Playhouse Theatre before transferring to Broadway. This has made the play a very hot ticket, particularly as the giant Hollywood star Liam Neeson is playing Oscar Wilde. The play has therefore produced some hysteria and excitement with great anticipation. However, the play fails to live up to expectation and... Read more