Event The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde
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Venue Playhouse, Melbourne, VIC
Umbrella Event Melbourne Festival 1998
First Date 28 October 1998
Opening Date 29 October 1998
Last Date 1 November 1998
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Moving, disturbing and unnervingly funny, The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde is a vivid, and at times nightmarish vision of a tragedy which has until now been overlooked: the story of Constance Holland-Lloyd's relationship with her husband Oscar Wilde and his lover Lord Alfred Douglas.
Founded by Yeates, the Abbey Theatre is one of Ireland's much loved institutions and this is an astonishing piece of theatre. Blending Kubuki theatre, Bunraku puppetry and European minimalism with an Irish cast, director Patrick Mason and set designer Joe Vanek have created a beautifully stylised production.
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Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Puppetry
Kabuki
Subjects Gender roles
Relationships
Sexuality
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Jane Brennan Actor Constance Wilde
Robert O'Mahoney Actor Oscar Wilde
Andrew Scott Actor Lord Alfred Douglas
Patrick Mason Director
Thomas Kilroy Playwright
Text Nationality Ireland
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure Melbourne Festival 1998 guide
Event Identifier 100721