The Judas Kiss

Information (BAM Theatre) Information (Mirvish Theatre)

Play | 2h 30mins | March 22 – May 1 2016 (Mirvish Theatre) | May 11 – June 12 2016 (BAM Theatre)
Act 1: London, 1895

Oscar Wilde’s spoiled and impetuous young lover Bosie has succeeded in instigating Wilde to sue Bosie’s father in court for insulting him as a “sodomite”. The loss of the suit opens the way for Wilde being criminally indicted for gross indecency. Wilde has tacit government permission to flee the country to avoid arrest, trial, and imprisonment, but the childish Bosie insists that he stay and defend their honour.

Act 2: Italy, 1897

Wilde is doing the one thing his friends wanted him to avoid, namely reuniting with the unbelievably selfish Bosie after his difficult two-year incarceration. Wilde, a broken man, is holed up in exile from the UK in a rat-infested hotel in Naples.


Type: Play
Theatre: Mirvish Theatre / BAM Theatre
Role: Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas
Co-Stars: Rupert Everett, Cal Macaninch, Elliot Balchin, Alister Cameron, Jessie Hills, Tom Coley
First Show: March 22 2016
Opening Night March 22 2016
Closing Night: June 12 2016
Playwright: David Hare
Director: Neil Armfield
Set Design: Dale Ferguson
Costume Design: Sue Blane
Lighting Design: Rick Fisher
Sound Design: Paul Groothuis
Duration: 2h 30mins (with intermission)

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