HERE YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION ABOUT WILDE EVENTS PAST & TO COME IN AMSTERDAM, AVIGNON, BOURNEMOUTH, BUFFALO, CHICAGO, DELAWARE, DUBLIN, ENNISKILLEN, FLORENCE, GALWAY, GENOA, HARRISBURG, HONOLULU, LIMERICK, LONDON, LOS ANGELES , MILAN, NANTES, NEW YORK, NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, OMAHA, OXFORD, PARIS, REIMS, ROYAN, ST MALO, SANTA FE, SERAING & SYDNEY
26th March, 19h00-21h00: Deptford Town Hall, Goldsmiths College, University of London: The British Association of Decadence Studies and the [British] Oscar Wilde Society present The Wilde Connection, exploring new research in Wildean Studies. Details at https://bads.gold.ac.uk/bads-jeudis-2020
The Soul of Man under Socialism [adapted as ‘L’âme humaine sous le socialisme’] will be staged at the Théâtre Gérard Philipe in Paris 9th January to 17th February 2018. See http://www.theatregerardphilipe.com/cdn/l-ame-humaine-sous-le-socialisme.
The Irish Classical Theatre Company of Buffalo, NY will present Lady Windermere’s Fan 1st-24th June 2018, directed by Josephine Hogan.
The Compagnie Diversités announce their new production of Salomé in Paris, 15th & 17th March at 94 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris and 30th, 31st March, 1st & 2nd April, at the Théâtre de Verre. For the Press release, please click here.
Simon Callow will read Frank McGuinness’s adaptation of De Profundis at the Vaudeville Theatre, London
Wednesday 3 January 2018, 7.30pm
Thursday 4 January 2018, 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Friday 5 January 2018, 7.30pm
Saturday 6 January 2018, 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Monday 18th December, for one night only. The Gingold Theatre Company presents A Woman of No Importance at The Symphony Space, New York.
Thursday, 30th November 2017, 4.30 p.m.
“Oscar Wilde and the Visual Arts”: Lecture by Nicholas Frankel, Professor of English, Virginia Commonwealth University
University of Delaware Library, Newark, DE
Class of 1941 Lecture Room
Two productions in Amsterdam: The Wilde/Strauss Salomé and the Wilde/Zemlinsky Florentine Tragedy.
A Woman of No Importance, will be broadcast LIVE to cinemas nationwide in Britain from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End on Tuesday 28th November at 7.15pm.
Find your nearest cinema and book tickets now at OscarWildeCinema.com
The Slingsby Company present The Young King, adapted by Nicki Bloom, directed by Andy Packer, Opera House, Sydney 7th-12th November 2017
The Green Hour, an immersion in late Victorian England, takes place in the beautiful and atmospheric Pianola Museum in Amsterdam on the 10th of November.
Performing poets Simon Mulder and David Kwa will introduce you to the Green Fairy – absinthe – with a demonstration of the traditional absinthe ritual, bring prose, poetry and drama by Oscar Wilde and his contemporaries, and take you on a journey through his rise and fall.
Before, during the break and after the show, the Poetry Bar will serve absinthe accompanied by sonnets by the English decadents; as the ritual of absinthe preparation takes about one minute, and reciting a sonnet takes one minute as well, the Poetry Bar combines the two. When the sonnet is finished, your drink is prepared!
Daan van de Velde (piano) and Susanne Winkler (soprano) will perform English art songs.
Also, we have the very special world premiere of a long lost work for piano and voice on a text by Oscar Wilde; his Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898) was set to music in 1920 by the forgotten Dutch composer Henri Zagwijn (1878-1954), and probably never performed before.
November 10th, show starts 8.30 PM
Geelvinck Pianola Museum, Amsterdam
Entry €15,- , Stadspas and students €12,50
Incidentally, the aforementioned Poetry Bar will also be present at the Poetry Brothel held in London’s West End Arts Theatre on the 18th of November, which has an Oscar Wilde theme.
Set in a fantasy, steampunk world, Ruby In The Dust bring their adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s Gothic Novel to the King’s Head Theatre, London for an exclusive three night presentation. Direct from a gala performance in the Spiegeltent on London’s South Bank as part of the Underbelly Festival, and the Pleasance Theatre as part of the Festival of SEX, LOVE and DEATH.
On the day of his grandfather’s funeral, Dorian decides that he should no longer be a ‘secret’. Exotic looking, and of uncertain parentage, he has been kept hidden by his grandfather, his mother having died in childbirth. Dorian knows nothing about love, but decides that it is his quest to find it.
While sitting for his portrait by society painter Basil Hallward, Dorian is discovered by the influential Lord Henry and is soon under the spell of this dangerous, charismatic man. Lord Henry starts grooming Dorian for sex, exerting total power over him, thus securing his descent into a totally corrupt world.
A world where sex and death share the same bed. And where love dare not speak its name.
When Dorian realises the painting is in fact a portrait of his conscience, he is horrified to see the level of corruption depicted on the canvas and decides to try to reverse time.
But is it too late?
Written and directed by Linnie Reedman with music and lyrics by Joe Evans, the story is stitched together by the narration of the sinister character of Mr Isaacs, a theatre manager who is out to get revenge on Dorian for the “murder” of his protegé Sybil Vane. The tale unfolds in a series of cabaret sketches with live original music, choreography by Penelope Simons, and design by Belle Mundi.
Oscar Wilde’s story is reinterpreted and made even more relevant in today’s society, delving into the underlying themes of sex trafficking, drug abuse and teenage suicide; real concerns as depicted in current TV shows such as Born to Kill, and Three Girls.
The multi-talented cast includes Adonis Jenieco (as Dorian Gray), Anu Ogunmefun, Jo Ashe, Joe Cushley, Jonathan Whitlow, Lesley Ann Acheson, Penelope Simons and Toby Osmond.
This adaptation began its life as a one night gala presentation in London’s Café Royal. Just before it closed its doors for its major refurbishment, the venue was transformed to its heyday glory by taking the story back to its birthplace: staging the show, on Oscar Wilde’s birthday, in the beautiful Domino Room – which was where Wilde would hold initial readings of his works, and dine with his lovers.
Text by Oscar Wilde & Lady Jane Wilde. Music by David Aaron
Monday 30th October , 6pm
Cornelia Street Underground, 29 Cornelia Street, NYC
$20 admission (includes $10 minimum)
Reservations at: 212-989-9319
This performance will be followed by a short set of music by Flip City.
Kari Swenson Riely as Lady Jane Wilde
Music performed by Flip City: David Aaron-saxophones, Will McEvoy-bass, Dave Gould-drums, featuring Megan Shumate Beaumont-clarinet.
Oscar Wilde : An Ideal Husband [as ‘Un Mari Idéal’]. Théâtre de Nesle, Paris, directed by Cathy Guillemin. 20th-30th July
Wilde at the Avignon Festival:
Oldan : Oscar Wilde et Mort Les Ateliers d’Amphoux Director: Daniel Olive, Roland Abbatecola 7th-30th July
Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray [as ‘Le Portrait de Dorian Gray’] Chapeau Rouge Théâtre Director: Jean-Baptiste Sieuw 7th-30th July
Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray [as ‘Le Portrait de Dorian Gray’] Condition des Soies Director: Thomas le Douarec 6th-30th July
Oscar Wilde An Ideal Husband [as ‘Un Mari Idéal’] La Petite Caserne Director: Cathy Guillemin 4th-14th July
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