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Wilde Without the Boy

A dramatisation of Oscar Wilde's "De Profundis" Directed and adapted by the award-winning Gareth Armstrong Suitable for 14+ Running Time: Approximately 60 minutes Performed by Gerard Logan (Olivier Nominee, Best Actor, Edinburgh 2011), this is a dramatic interpretation of the letter Oscar Wilde wrote in 1897 to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, from his cell in Reading gaol. Two years previously, Wilde had been imprisoned for gross indecency. Wilde did not send the letter, but entrusted it to a friend who published an incomplete version after Wilde's death. "Everything that has happened to me, I have to transform into a spiritual experience...and the first thing that I havegot to do is to free myself from any possible bitterness of feeling against you!" - Oscar Wilde, De Profundis POST SHOW DISCUSSION There will be a post show discussion with Dr Rebekah Scott, Schol of English, University of Nottingham.