Classics, Footprints Festival

Wilde Without the Boy

BY OSCAR WILDE.
DRAMATISED AND DIRECTED BY GARETH ARMSTRONG.
2 July -
3 July 2021

Overview

“Tired of being on the heights, I deliberately went to the depths.”

Wilde Without the Boy is Gareth Armstrong’s dramatisation of De Profundis, the passionate letter Oscar Wilde wrote to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, from his gaol cell towards the end of Wilde’s prison sentence for gross indecency. In the second half of the evening, Gerard Logan performs Wilde's haunting poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol which narrates the execution of a fellow prisoner. It is underscored by Simon Slater’s beautiful and specially commissioned musical score.

Oscar Wilde’s plays include The Importance of Being Earnest. Gerard Logan’s extensive stage career includes roles at the National Theatre and RSC, where he was nominated for an Olivier Award. Simon Slater is an award-winning composer.

 

TICKET BAND B

Friday 2 July 7.30pm
Saturday 3 July 2.00pm


People

Gerard Logan
Performer

Gareth Armstrong
Director
Simon Slater
Music


Media

“Logan is astounding. A true masterpiece of solo performance.”
Edinburgh Festival Review
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Tickets

2 July -
3 July 2021

Running time: 110 minutes.

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