Full casting has been announced for The Judas Kiss, which will star the previously announced Rupert Everett and Freddie Fox and is set to open at the Hampstead Theatre on 6 September.
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What's it all about?
The brilliant Rupert Everett has garnered rave reviews for his starring performance as Oscar Wilde in David Hare’s exquisite play about Wilde’s ill-starred relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas. A big hit at the Hampstead Theatre, it more than deserves its West End transfer to the Duke Of York’s.
This play is a labour of love for Everett, who has described Wilde as ‘a Christlike figure’, and whose involvement in The Judas Kiss is, in part, a means to finance a film of his own about Wilde.
In Victorian England, Oscar Wilde’s dangerous philosophy led him down a path to destruction. The Judas Kiss describes two pivotal moments on that path: the day Wilde decides to stay in England and face imprisonment, and the night after his release two years later, when the lover for whom he risked everything betrays him.
What's the story?
It is 1895 and Oscar Wilde's masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest, is playing in the West End after a triumphant premiere, but already the wheels are in motion which will lead to his imprisonment, downfall and vilification.
Forced to make a choice between his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, and his freedom, the ever romantic Wilde embarks on a course towards self-destruction…
Who's in it?
Since his London theatre breakthrough in 1982 in Another Country, Rupert Everett has appeared on stage in productions including Some Sunny Day at the Hampstead Theatre, Pygmalion at the Chichester Festival Theatre / Garrick Theatre, Blithe Spirit at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre and The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore at the Lyric Hammersmith.
His numerous film credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, My Best Friend’s Wedding and An Ideal Husband.
Freddie Fox, who plays Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas in The Judas Kiss, recently starred in Hay Fever at the Noel Coward Theatre and The Last 5 Years at the Barbican. He appeared as the title character in Charles Dickens' Edwin Drood on the BBC earlier this year.
Who is The Judas Kiss suitable for?
While the exemplary writing of David Hare, committed performances of Everett et al and heart-wrenching story of Oscar Wilde form a combination that's certain to rouse and entertain any lover of quality drama and literature, those of a sensitive disposition are advised that this play centres on adult themes and contains scenes of an adult nature.
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Contains scenes of a sexual nature
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- 9th Jul 2012