OSCAR WILDE- THE COMEDY AND THE
WORK IS THE CURSE OF THE DRINKING CLASSES
A SOLO PERFORMANCE ABOUT THE
WORLD’S GREATEST WIT
BY NEIL TITLEY
A PROVEN HIT SHOW
Superb reviews from such top British theatre critics as Sheridan Morley (Punch, etc.), Charles Spencer (Standard, Daily Telegraph), Steve Grant (Time Out), Ned Chaillet (The Times).
For three years running, a sell-out success at the extremely competitive Edinburgh Festival.
Has been performed in over 100 towns across the UK, including such famous theatres as the Kings Head (London), the City Varieties (Leeds) and the Focus Theatre (Dublin).
Recently, a series of very successful tours in Ireland, Bahrain, Germany, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong, the French Riviera, Holland, Ethiopia, Iceland and 8 states of the USA.
Past audience members have included ex-Prime Minister Edward Heath, the Aga Khan, the officers’ wardroom of the Royal Yacht Britannia, and a Somali warlord. As well as the very international audiences of the recent foreign tours, the show also ran for five seasons in Stratford-on-Avon, England, attracting an average 80% American audience there.
Roughly thirty minutes long, these are performed in an informal manner and rely on information mixed with comedy.
Currently on offer are - A Literary Tour Around Ireland, - The Victorian Actor Managers, - A Question/Answer Session on the Life of Oscar Wilde.
FLEXIBLE TIME LENGTH
A performance can be either - a) A cabaret version of the Wilde play (25 mins.)- b) The full Wilde show (50 mins.) or - c) The full Wilde show, plus one of the staged talks (105 mins, with interval).
EASY TO STAGE
The show can be (and has been) performed in virtually any area from an ordinary room to a 500 seat theatre. The only set needed is a table, two chairs, plus a tape recorder. If acoustics are particularly difficult, a voice microphone may be necessary.
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