The Trials of Oscar Wilde

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3rd July 2014 - 7.30pm

Venue: Loughborough Town Hall

European Arts Company presents a dramatisation of the libel and criminal trials of Oscar Wilde.

Tickets £10 and £5 Special Price for students, schools and members of the University of the Third Age

Thursday 14 February 1895 was the triumphant opening night of The Importance of Being Earnest and the zenith of Wilde's career. Less than 100 days later, he found himself a common prisoner sentenced to two years hard labour.
 
'The truth is rarely pure and never simple.' - Oscar Wilde

So what happened during the trials and what did Wilde say? Was he persecuted or the author of his own downfall? Using the original words spoken in court, 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.

'This is half archeological curiosity, half timeless fun...a perfectly judged rendering by European Arts Company' - The Times.

Studio Production in Main Hall

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