Tom Littler has taken one of literature’s most flamboyant and controversial writers of his generation and added his own twist. The Pictures of Dorian Gary runs smoothly and I would be as bold to say Oscar Wilde would have enjoyed this version of his novel too.
It was a bold idea on Tom Littler’s part to think of adapting Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray into a multi gender-swapping stage production.
“Dance for me, Salome, I beseech you.” The final production in this year’s Lazarus Theatre Company residency at Greenwich Theatre (following on from The Tempest and Lord of the Flies) is a new version of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé.
The Trials of Oscar Wilde, co-written by John O’Connor and Oscar Wilde’s grandson Merlin Holland, is based on court transcripts from the two trials, and charts Wilde’s rapid downfall.
As Pegasus Opera prepares to stage it’s latest production, Shaw Goes Wilde, at the Royal Academy of Music, Artistic Director Alison Buchanan tells us about playing a character with dominatrix tendencies and how the opera world can learn from the success of Hamilton. Read her fascinating interview, then book your tickets for the production!
Two one-act operas based on works by George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde will receive their UK premieres when Pegasus Opera Company brings Shaw Goes Wilde to the Royal Academy of Music later this spring. The double bill of works composed by Philip Hagemann play a limited run from 12 to 14 April 2019 , so book your tickets now!
Oscar Wilde’s comedy of manners is rightly regarded as a classic, so we must give thanks for Ayesha Casley-Hayford and Kudzanayi Chiwawa coming along and giving The Importance of Being Earnest a new lease of life, with the backing of Two Gents Productions and Tara Arts.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 21 May, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock chairs the last of three 2019 post-show Q&As for Lazarus Theatre, to Oscar Wilde’s Salome. Got any questions?
Jermyn Street Theatre launches into its 25th anniversary year with a season of work that brings together celebrated theatrical figures Trevor Nunn and Howard Brenton with a rich array of exciting new talent.
The notion that Michael Fentiman’s The Importance of Being Earnest has ruffled a few feathers by daring to do something different, plus the kind of casting that I could never resist, meant that I had to see for myself.
As Classic Spring’s year-long Oscar Wilde season comes to a close, its timely to reflect on what it has achieved. Did the season really add anything to our perception of Oscar Wilde and his work?
In Michael Fentiman’s strictly period production, it’s hard to see what we’re meant to care about, and what is supposed to resonate with us. It’s a pleasant enough thing, but there’s nothing particularly groundbreaking about it.
Michael Fentiman’s production of Oscar Wilde’s beloved comedy is the final production in Classic Spring’s year-long Oscar Wilde season, running until 20 October 2018 at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre. Here’s what critics have been saying about it…
Classic Spring’s Wilde Season has been a huge success and this is a joyous, irreverent and enjoyable production to finish the run.
The Importance of Being Earnest at the Vaudeville Theatre is great fun. Though I can’t think what Oscar’s audience would have said about Algy pinching Jack’s bum.
What happens when you merge Oscar Wilde’s poetry and new writing as an immersive theatre piece? Proforca Theatre’ new adaptation of The Ballad of Reading Gaol is now in its second and final week at Theatre N16, where it must finish this Thursday 2 August 2018. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review and audience quotes below – as well as a brand-new trailer.
Reading Gaol is a fantastically evocative poem and this is a powerful piece of work built out of and around it. This is a play that will make you think, even as it entertains. That’s always worth a trip down the Victoria Line for.
It’s TONIGHT (24 July 2018)! As Proforca Theatre’ new adaptation of The Ballad of Reading Gaol opens to the press at London’s Theatre N16 for a limited run to 2 August 2018, here’s a stunning first look at the cast in artistic director David Brady’s new production. Time to get booking!
In their keenly anticipated season of An Ideal Husband, Melbourne Theatre Company matches the sparkle of Oscar Wilde’s wit with a gleaming production bejeweled with dazzling performances.
We’re counting down to the opening of Proforca Theatre’ new adaptation of The Ballad of Reading Gaol, running at London’s Theatre N16 23 July to 2 August 2018. In David Brady’s new production, Oscar Wilde’s original poem is melded with five pieces of new writing. Sneak a peek into rehearsals with Brady and the five-strong cast – and then get booking!