The Trafalgar Studios 2 becomes the West End home of The Trials Of Oscar Wilde, a production that looks at the court cases involving the famous writer in the 19th century. The show transfers from the St James Theatre and is directed by Peter Craze and written by Merlin Holland (the grandson of Wilde) and John O’Connor.
John Gorick pays Oscar Wilde in the show. He is an actor whose work has included appearances in television shows such as Holby City (as the recurring character Richard West in 2008) and the film The 13th Day. He has been acclaimed by critics for his portrayal of Wilde during the show’s previous performances in the capital.
Set in 1895, The Trials of Oscar Wilde looks at some of the darker times in the life of Wilde, who was experiencing success with The Importance Of Being Earnest. This is a dramatisation of the court cases that Wilde faced at this time, in which he was accused of libel, which would eventually lead him to prison and hard labour. The Trials Of Oscar Wilde delves deep into the world that Wilde faced at the time and explores the real dialogue spoken in court.
Director Peter Craze is an actor and director whose work prior to The Trials Of Oscar Wilde included numerous episodes of classic Doctor Who (such as The War Games), plus Blake’s 7, EastEnders, The Bill and Z Cars, to name but a few.
The Trials Of Oscar Wilde appears at the Trafalgar Studios in a year that also sees the likes of Not About Heroes and Land Of Our Fathers appear. Meanwhile, Trafalgar Studios 1 is home to East Is East as part of the Trafalgar Transformed season.
The Trials of Oscar Wilde runs at Trafalgar Studios 2 from Tuesday 14th October 2014 (previews from Monday 13th October 2014) to Saturday 8th November 2014.
|Booking From:||Wednesday, 5th November 2014|
|Booking Until:||Friday, 7th November 2014|
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