The missive, sent shortly before Wilde’s untimely death, will be adapted
for the stage by Tony winning playwright and poet Frank McGuinness. This limited
staging, performed across only three evenings, promises to be a vivid and
galling rendering of the playwright’s thwarted love for Lord Alfred Bosie.
It is hard to think of a better way of commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK. Wilde’s and
Bosie’s relationship was abruptly terminated when the former was imprisoned at Reading jail for ‘gross indecency’ – a sentence which marked the end of an
illustrious and iconoclastic career, and ultimately of Wilde’s life.
|What||De Profundis, Vaudeville Theatre|
|Where||Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Charing Cross (underground)|
03 Jan 18 – 06 Jan 18, times TBC
|Website||Click here for more information and to book|