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The Trials of Oscar Wilde in major UK Tour

New play examines the downfall of the playwright.

The Trials of Oscar Wilde

The Trials of Oscar Wilde by Merlin Holland and John O’Connor, and directed by Peter Craze, will be touring the UK from Saturday 3rd May to Saturday 12th July 2014.

Thursday 14 February 1895 was the triumphant opening night of The Importance of Being Earnest and the zenith of Oscar Wilde’s career. Fewer than 100 days later he found himself a prisoner and bankrupt, sentenced to two years hard labour. But what happened during the trials and what did Wilde say?

The production, by European Arts Company, is set to tour to 43 venues in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Trials of Oscar Wilde has been co-written with Merlin Holland who is Oscar Wilde’s grandson. It features a talented cast familiar from stage and screen, including John Gorick (Holby City), Rupert Mason (Eastenders, A Touch of Frost) and William Kempsell. It is directed by Peter Craze (Doctor Who, Blake’s Seven).

UK Tour dates:

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Saturday 3rd May Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone
Wednesday 7th May Roses Theatre Tewkesbury
Thursday 8th May Stamford Arts Centre Lincolnshire
Friday 9th May Rosehill Theatre Cumbria
Saturday 10th May Brunton Theatre Musselburgh
Sunday 11th May Swallow Theatre Whithorn
Wednesday 14th May Riverside Theatre Coleraine
Thursday 15th May Theatre at the Mill Newtonabbey
Friday 16th May & Saturday 17th May Crescent Arts Centre Belfast
Sunday 18th May Down Arts Centre Downpatrick
Wednesday 21st May Queens Hall Arts Centre Hexham
Friday 23rd May Alnwick Playhouse Alnwick
Sunday 25th May Pavilion Arts Centre Buxton
Thursday 29th May Galleries of Justice Museum Nottingham
Friday 30th May Theatr Hafren Powys
Saturday 31st May Cornerstone Arts Centre Didcot
Tuesday 3rd June Chelmsford Civic Theatre Chelmsford
Wednesday 4th June Bridport Arts Centre Bridport
Thursday 5th June Ashcroft Arts Centre Fareham
Friday 6th June & Saturday 7th June Rondo Theatre Bath
Tuesday 10th June Forest Arts Centre Hants
Wednesday 11th June Brixham Theatre Devon
Thursday 12th June Dorchester Arts Centre Dorchester
Friday 13th June Riverhouse Arts Centre Walton-Upon-Thames
Saturday 14th June Theatre Severn Shrewsbury
Sunday 15th June Greenwich Theatre London
Tuesday 17th June Norden Farm Arts Centre Maidenhead
Wednesday 18th June Radlett Arts Centre Herts
Thursday 19th June Theatre Royal Margate
Friday 20th June Trinity Theatre Tunbridge Wells
Saturday 21st June & Sunday 22nd June Ellen Terry Theatre Smallhythe
Tuesday 24th June Woodville Halls Gravesend
Wednesday 25th June Pomegranate Theatre Chesterfield
Thursday 26th June Trinity Arts Centre Gainsborough
Friday 27th June Ropery Hall Barton Upon Humber
Saturday 28th June Key Theatre Peterborough
Tuesday 1st July The Dugdale Centre Enfield
Wednesday 3rd July Loughborough Town Hall Loughbrorough
Friday 4th July Connaught Theatre Worthing
Saturday 5th July The Courtyard Hereford
Thursday 10th – 13th July St James Theatre London


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