Rupert Everett plays Oscar Wilde in The Judas Kiss at the Duke of York's Theatre - a compelling drama about the power of all-consuming love and the cruelty of betrayal.
The Judas Kiss starts in 1895 as 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… With a quiet but burning sense of outrage, The Judas Kiss presents the consequences of taking an uncompromisingly moral position in a world defined by fear, expedience and conformity.
‘Rupert Everett gives the performance of his career’ The Guardian
‘Theatrical Heaven’ The Sunday Telegraph
‘Rupert Everett is magnificent as Oscar Wilde’ Evening Standard
Rupert Everett shot to fame in Julian Mitchell's play and subsequent film of Another Country. Since then, his leading screen roles have included My Best Friend's Wedding, The Importance of Being Earnest and St Trinians. His any stage credits include Pygmalion (Chichester Festival Theatre/Garrick Theatre), the critically acclaimed Blithe Spirit (Shubert Theatre/Broadway) and The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore (Lyric Hammersmith).
Playing Bosie in The Judas Kiss is Freddie Fox who also starrted in Hay Fever (Noel Coward Theatre), Cause Célèbre, A Flea in her Ear (both Old Vic) and The Last 5 Years (Barbican). Film and television credits include The Mystery of Edwin Drood and The Three Musketeers.
The Judas Kiss is written by David Hare who as writtenf 28 plays for the stage, 16 of which have been presented at the National Theatre. They include Plenty, Racing Demon, Skylight, Amy’s View, Via Dolorosa,Stuff Happens, The Vertical Hour, Gethsemane, and South Downs. His many screenplays include The Hours and The Reader.
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