Tag Archive | Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde – Bijou homes for Reading Gaol?

Oscar Wilde – Bijou homes for Reading Gaol?

Campaigners fear developers will carve bijou flats out of the British prison where playwright Oscar Wilde was jailed, […] after plans for an arts hub failed. HMP Reading, the forbidding Victorian prison that was ‘home’ to the Irish playwright from 1895 to 1897, closed in 2014, and has since hosted a raft of LGBT+ arts […]

UK: For sale – Gaol that held Oscar Wilde

UK: For sale – Gaol that held Oscar Wilde

Reading Prison – a forbidding Victorian gaol turned LGBT landmark – is for sale, Britain said on Thursday, offloading a deserted site best known for housing playwright, Oscar Wilde, for ‘gross indecency’. Campaigners had hoped to turn the austere brick prison, which lies just west of London, into an arts centre, to preserve a site […]

Exhibition: The House of Oscar Wilde (as imagined by Arthur Cravan) 30 Aug – 6 Sept

Exhibition: The House of Oscar Wilde (as imagined by Arthur Cravan) 30 Aug – 6 Sept

The House of Oscar Wilde (as imagined by Arthur Cravan) 30th August – 6th September Showing at Trinity Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing, Dublin Multimedia installation, beginning 30th of August (live performance and opening at 6pm) to the 6th of September, with live performances on the 4th and 5th of September, followed by a […]

Film Review & Trailer: The Happy Prince

Film Review & Trailer: The Happy Prince

Frances Winston reviews this biopic about Oscar Wilde, directed by Rupert Everett Directed by: Rupert Everett – Starring: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Edwin Thomas To say this Oscar Wilde biopic is a passion project for writer, director, and star, Everett, is something of an understatement. He first began the […]

Ends Saturday 21st: Wretched Little Brat – Untold Story of Oscar Wilde’s Lovers

Ends Saturday 21st: Wretched Little Brat – Untold Story of Oscar Wilde’s Lovers

Only 4 performances left to catch the brand new play! Don’t Miss: Wretched Little Brat By Brian Merriman A tale of persecuted love, scandal and conflict – the fascinating true story of Oscar Wilde’s lovers. Tickets from http://www.gaytheatre.ie or on the door at the Seán O’Casey Theatre, East Wall Road, Dublin. ★★★★

IDGTF Presents: Wretched Little Brat – Brian Merriman

IDGTF Presents: Wretched Little Brat – Brian Merriman

The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival proudly presents the world premiere of Wretched Little Brat by Brian Merriman For one week only… a tale of persecuted love, scandal and conflict – the fascinating true story of Oscar Wilde’s lovers.

IDGTF Presents: Wretched Little Brat by Brian Merriman

IDGTF Presents: Wretched Little Brat by Brian Merriman

Unpacking Wildean stereotypes in post-referendum Ireland:  New play exploring ‘Bosie’ Douglas’ story, opens next month “Wretched Little Brat”, a new play about the lovers of Oscar Wilde, premieres in Dublin at the Sean O’Casey Theatre, East Wall, Dublin 3, on November 16th and runs until November 21st.

Stephen Fry, Gay Byrne & Oscar Wilde, Separated at Birth?

Stephen Fry, Gay Byrne & Oscar Wilde, Separated at Birth?

Stephen says the “eximious” Gay Byrne is “an Irish institution so important he should have railings put round him”. Kathleen might have something to say about that! Stephen was in Dublin for the People of the Year awards at CityWest yesterday evening.