Afternoon Theatre | Oscar Wilde: 'Work is the Curse of the Drinking Classes'
Neil Titley's play is set in Paris in 1898, as an exiled Oscar Wilde (played by Will Govan) looks back on his extraordinarily colourful life and ruminates on love, fame, family and misfortune with his infamous wit and irreverence in this hilarious but ultimately tragic story.
The play draws on Wilde’s letters, essays and anecdotes to bring this literary genius to life in a 60-minute performance which will appeal as much to those who know little about the man as it will to those who admire his work. Titley balances Wilde’s almost dutiful humour with an unsentimental portrayal of his suffering in Reading Gaol, his bitter perception of man’s inhumanity to man.
This play has delighted audiences in hundreds of venues across the world, including the USA, Canada, India, Hong Kong, Uruguay, Zimbabwe, Bahrain and Ethiopia.