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.
The Trials Of Oscar Wilde is a new play using the transcripts from the trial that took place in 1895 and which is about to start a UK wide tour starting in Maidstone’s Hazlitt Art’s Centre on 3rd May. Co-written by the Oscar Wilde’s only grandson Merlin Holland and Director of the European Arts Company John O’Connor.
Jason McCrossan spoke with co-writer and producer of the show John. For more information: http://www.europeanarts.co.uk