About This Show

Thursday 14 February 1895 was the triumphant opening night of The Importance of Being Earnest and the zenith of Oscar Wilde’s career. Less than 100 days later he found himself a common prisoner and bankrupt, sentenced to two years hard labour. But what happened during the trials and what did Wilde say? Was he harshly treated or the author of his own downfall? Using the actual words spoken in court, we can feel what it was like to be in the company of a flawed genius – as this less than ideal husband was tragically reduced to a man of no importance.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: 17 April 2019 Final Performance: 18 April 2019
Location: Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke

Wote Street,

Basingstoke,

RG21 7NW

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