Judas Kiss to open at the Duke of York’s theatre


The Judas Kiss is the Hampstead theatre production of David Hare’s sensational play about Oscar Wilde which is coming in to London’s West End at the Duke of York’s theatre for a strictly limited season only.

The show in London will preview from the 9th January 2013 with the opening night on the 22nd January 2013. The Judas Kiss is scheduled to run for 13 weeks only so expect to fight for a ticket.

David Hare is the author of 28 stage plays, 16 of which have appeared at the National theatre in London.

The Judas Kiss is the amazing story of Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas, known as Bosie, and their illicit relationship, the sensational court case and trial of Oscar Wilde and the ensuing consequences.

The Judas Kiss portrays two pivotal moments in the life of renowned play write Oscar Wilde. Oscar Wilde’s dangerous philosophies lead him on a path to destruction. The story unfolds the day Oscar 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.

With a quiet but burning sense of outrage, David hare presents the consequences of taking an uncompromising moral position amid a world defined by fear, expediency and conformity.

Rupert Everett stars as Oscar Wilde in what many describe is his finest performance to date.

Freddie Fox plays Lord Alfred Douglas, Bosie. Freddie Fox is one of the most exciting young actors in the U.K. and has recently appeared in Hay Fever and Cause Célèbre in the West End.

The Judas Kiss is a compelling drama about the power of all-consuming love and the cruelty of betrayal.

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 with terrible consequences.

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 playing the duel role of the headmistress in St. Trinians and her brother.

The performances times at the Duke of York’s theatre, London are:

  • Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30 p.m.
  • Matinees on Wednesdays & Saturdays at 2.30 p.m.