CENTRE STAGE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE

05 March 2019 20:00 – 22:00
Location: The New Garage Theatre

CENTRE STAGE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE

Date: 5 March

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €16/€14

Venue: The New Garage Theatre, Monaghan

For further information contact:

Tel. 047 39777

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.

So what happened during the trials and what did Wilde say? Was he persecuted or the author of his own downfall? Using the actual 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.

WHAT THE PRESS SAID ABOUT THE PLAY –

“”For a century, what Wilde actually said at his trials was a mystery. But the recent discovery of shorthand notes changed that. Now his grandson Merlin Holland has turned them into a play. The result is as good as being in the gallery.” - The Independent