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Red Line Productions presents
The Judas Kiss
by DAVID HARE
Directed by IAIN SINCLAIR
15TH FEBRUARY – 11TH MARCH
'An emotionally rich drama illuminated by Hare’s customary insight and humanity' –The Globe and Mail
In the spring of 1895, Oscar Wilde was larger than life. His Masterpiece
The Importance of Being Ernest was a hit in the West End; he was the toast of London. Yet by summer he was serving two years in prison for gross indecency.
The scene is the Cadogan Hotel in 1895, where Wilde gathers his thoughts after losing a libel suit against the Marquess of Queensbury, the father of his lover Alfred Douglas, aka Boisie. The Marquess, enraged by the couple’s recklessly public and, in Victorian society’s view, amoral affair, openly insulted the writer and thus a lawsuit ensued. Now the defeated writer struggles with a burden of conscience — flee to France to escape persecution or stay and stand his ground, even when Boisie’s love is fickle and inconstant.
DIRECTOR: IAIN SINCLAIR
CAST: JOSH QUONG TART AS OSCAR WILDE, ROBIN GOLDSWORTHY, HANNAH RAVEN, LUKE FEWSTER, SIMON LONDON, DAVID SONCIN AND HAYDEN MAHER AS LORD ALFRED DOUGLAS
SET DESIGN: JONATHAN HINDMARSH
LIGHTING DESIGN and ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: ALEXANDER BERLAGE
STAGE MANAGER: LILLIAN HANNAH U
COSTUME DESIGN: ANTOINETTE BARBOUTTIS
SOUND DESIGN: STEVE TOULMIN
SET CONSTRUCTION: COLIN EMMERTON
Dates & Times:
15th February - 11th March
Tuesday - Saturday: 8:15 PM
Sunday: 6:30 PM
140 Minutes (inc. interval)
Ticket Prices (inc. Booking Fees):
Concession (Pension, Student, MEAA, Industry): $35.00
Previews and Cheap Tuesday: $30.00
This production contains full frontal nudity and smoking of herbal cigarettes.
Please note there is a lockout policy in place on all shows at The Old Fitz Theatre. Latecomers are not permitted to enter during the performance and there is a no refunds/exchanges policy in place with regards to latecomers. Any issues please contact email@example.com or 0416 044 413.