The Judas Kiss
From: Monday, 5th November 2012
To: Saturday, 10 November 2012
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Portrait of the fall from grace of Oscar Wilde. Focussing on two critical moments - the eve of his arrest and one night after his release from two years imprisonment.
Paul Lucas-Scott - 6 November 2012
If an actor is very lucky then, maybe once in their lifetime, a role will come along which fits them like the proverbial glove. For Rupert Everett the role is that of Oscar Wilde, the play is The Judas Kiss and his performance is, quite simply, breathtakingly brilliant.
The play is set at two distinct times in Wilde’s life. Act One takes place in the short time between Wilde’s high-profile trial and his subsequent arrest and incarceration. Oscar returns to his sumptuous room in the Cadogan Hotel, recently vacated by a naked chambermaid and hotel porter who had taken advantage of the empty bed for some fun and frolics, where he meets with his friends to ponder upon his next move.
Already in the room are Wilde’s friend and ex-lover Robert Ross, played with just the right amount of desperation and fear by Cal Macaninch and Wilde’s current “companion” Lord [Alfred (Bosie) Douglas]. Freddie Fox plays thi...
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Ian Scott - 5 January 2013:
Saw this in Brighton. Everett superb. Ben Hardy and Tom Colley outstanding, Freddie Fox and Cal Macaninch excellent. A magnificent production. Will go again to Duke of Yorks to see again....