Theatre night out County Down
Sat 02 Mar

TheatreThe Trials of Oscar Wilde

From the actual transcript of Edward Carson’s brilliant cross-examination of Wilde in the first of the trials to Wilde’s last heartfelt words in court after sentencing ‘...and I... may I say nothing, my Lord?’, Merlin Holland, Wilde’s only surviving grandson, and international director John O’Connor, have collected and dramatised Court records, journalist’s notes and newspaper reports of the three trials involving the flawed genius, Oscar Wilde.

Ironically it was Wilde’s inability to realise the actual ‘importance of being earnest’ - superbly explored by Holland & O’Connor - that contributed to the failure of his libel action against his lover’s father, the Marquess of Queensbury, and ultimately to his downfall in the two subsequent prosecutions which finally led to his conviction for gross indecency. The review in The Independent stated ‘...the result is as good as being in the gallery.’

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Event Details

Sat 02 Mar
19:30 to 21:30

£15 / Under 25s £5

Beyond PORTICO

  • The Portaferry Hotel
  • The Cuan
  • Portaferry Hotel
  • Joe's Hot Spot
  • The Lobster Pot
  • The Lep

How to get here

Portico is easy to find in Portaferry. You can also get detailed driving directions or check out the ferry timetable for crossing from Strangford.