The Trials of Oscar Wilde is at the Connaught Theatre, Worthing at 7.30 pm tomorrow night (Friday July 4th).
European Arts Company (producers of Four Farces) return with a dramatisation of the libel and criminal trials of Oscar Wilde. Thursday February 14th 1895 was the triumphant opening night of The Importance of Being Earnest but less than 100 days later, Wilde was sentenced to two years hard labour.
So what happened during the trials and what did Wilde say? Was he persecuted or the author of his own downfall? And what really occurred in Worthing? Using Wilde’s own sparkling words, we can feel what it was like to be in the company of a flawed genius as this less than ideal husband was suddenly reduced to a man of no importance.
Tickets from Worthing Theatres are priced at £16.50 with £2.00 discount for concessions and Friends at £12.50.
The Connaught Theatre is at 3 Union Place, Worthing.