-‐The last days of Oscar Wilde in Paris-‐
Paris 1900 – Oscar Wilde faces the last few days of his life. He has lost everything apart from his wit
and his profound Humanity.
This is a new one-man show based on the last days of Oscar Wilde in Paris.
Seated at a small table outside a French Café he explains to the audience what it
was that led to his downfall. Very much alone he still clings to his great sense of
humour and brilliant wit, telling his story without self-pity. What we see is a very
human figure who realizes that his tragedy was mainly self-inflicted but that the
punishment he suffered was imposed with cruelty and vindictiveness.
He believes that his life has been a total failure and that those who suffered most
because of him were the ones who loved him most. His mother, the inimitable
Speranza, died whilst he was in gaol and his devoted and loyal wife Constance
had died soon after he was released from prison. For years he has not been
allowed to see his two young sons and most of his aristocratic and wealthy
friends in London now ignore and shun him.
Yet there is no hate in his heart and he shows a deep compassion and concern
for those who still suffer from the moral hypocrisy of Victorian society of which he
himself was a victim. Quoting at times from his own work, he gives a profoundly
human insight into some of his best known writings such as, The Nightingale and
the Rose, The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Expertly
interwoven into his work is the story of his great triumph and painful disaster. The
result is a highly dramatic and captivating encounter with one of life’s great tragic
heroes, that is both touching and entertaining
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