Wilde Without The Boy / The Ballad of Reading Gaol


Wilde Without The Boy / The Ballad of Reading Gaol (Double Bill), by Oscar Wilde, will be presented at the Rose Playhouse in Bankside, south London, from 7 to 12 December 2015.

Synopsis: "Wilde Without The Boy: A dramatic interpretation of De Profundis, the letter Oscar Wilde wrote to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, from his cell in Reading gaol. Two years previously, Wilde had been imprisoned for acts of gross indecency with other males. This is a glimpse into the humbled, bruised, loving soul of Oscar Wilde.
The Ballad of Reading Gaol: Oscar Wilde’s heart-rending poem reflecting on his prison-sentence of two years’ hard labour for ‘acts of gross indecencyy with other males...’, a fellow inmate’s hanging and the bestiality of man’s punishment of man."

The production, which enjoyed a successful run at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival, will be directed by Gareth Armstrong and performed by Gerard Logan.

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