The Judas Kiss:
The Judas Kiss plays at Duke of York's
St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
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Rupert Everett plays Oscar Wilde with Freddie Fox as Lord Alfred Douglas in David Hare's The Judas Kiss, a compelling drama about the power of all-consuming love and the cruelty of betrayal.
The Judas Kiss ia a fascinating insight into Oscar Wilde's relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas. It is 1895 and Oscar Wilde's masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest, is playing in the West End after a triumphant premiere, but already the wheels are in motion which will lead to his imprisonment, downfall and vilification. Forced to make a choice between his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, and his freedom, the ever romantic Wilde embarks on a course towards self-destruction...
Directed by Neil Armfield, David Hare's play focuses on two critical moments in Wilde's last years the eve of his arrest at the Cadogan Hotel and a night in Naples after his release from two years imprisonment; The Judas Kiss speculates on the consequences of his self destructive fatalism, betrayal and love without trust.
Scheduled to begin performances in January 2013.
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