Royal Pavilion

The Trials of Oscar Wilde

Following a sell-out West End run, European Arts Company present a thrilling dramatisation of the libel and criminal trials of Oscar Wilde, staged in the magnificent Music Room where Oscar Wilde himself gave two lectures on Art and Dress in 1884.

Thursday 14 February 1895 was the triumphant opening night of The Importance of Being Earnest and the zenith of Wilde’s career but less than 100 days later, he found himself a common prisoner sentenced to two years hard labour. Written by his grandson Merlin Holland 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 is suddenly reduced to a man of no importance.

Doors open 7.30pm, performance 8pm

Age 14+ (parental guidance)


£32.50, members £29, book in advance (includes an interval glass of white wine/soft drink in the Banqueting Room).
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