The year is 1895. The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece, has just opened in London with a triumphant premiere, but its authour will soon be forced to make a choice between his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, and his freedom, as the ever romantic Wilde embarks on a course towards self-destruction in The Judas Kiss.
Rupert Everett stars in David Hare’s The Judas Kiss – a fascinating insight into Oscar Wilde’s relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas.
Book tickets for The Judas Kiss
Focusing on two pivotal events in Wilde’s last years, the eve of his arrest at the Cadogan Hotel and a night in Naples after his release from two years imprisonment; The Judas Kiss speculates on the consequences of his self destructive fatalism, betrayal and love without trust.
Directed by Neil Armfield, the production transfers from the Hampstead Theatre where it has been receiving rave reviews.
The Judas Kiss is on at the Duke of York’s Theatre on St Martin’s Lane until Saturday, 06 April 2013.
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 14.30pm
Evenings:Monday to Saturday 19.30pm
Nearest Tube to the Duke of York’s Theatre: Leicester Square on the Piccadilly and Northern Lines