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‘Wilde Without the Boy’ and ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’

13th October - 7:30 pm

Wilde Without the Boy is an award-winning solo play created for the actor Gerard Logan.

Dramatised by Gareth Armstrong from Oscar Wilde’s iconic love letter, De Profundis, it is a bitter but beautiful aria addressed to the writer’s faithless lover, Lord Alfred Douglas (Bosie). The script sets the action in Reading Gaol on the eve of Wilde’s release from his two-year sentence for committing homosexual acts.

Logan’s performance is paired with Wilde’s poem ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’, an unflinching indictment of the Victorian penal system and the death penalty, written in vibrant and uncompromising verse.

Together, these perfromance pieces celebrate Wilde’s compassionate, unmatchable genius.

“The gods had given me almost everything. I had genius, a distinguished name, high social position, brilliancy, intellectual daring. Whatever I touched I made beautiful in a new mode of beauty. I awoke the imagination of my century so that it created myth and legend around me: I summed up all systems in a phrase, and all existence in an epigram.” “Along with these things, I had things that were different…”

Performer: Gerard Logan (Olivier Nominee, Stage’s “Best Solo Performer of the 2011 Edinburgh Festival”).  Director: Gareth Armstrong

In partnership with Irish Arts Foundation.

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Event Details

Date
13th October
Time
7:30 pm
Cost
£12 /£10 conc
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Seven Artspace
31(a) Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3PD
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0113 26 26 777
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