Event The Judas Kiss
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Venue Playhouse, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 17 February 1999
Opening Date 1999
Last Date 20 March 1999
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description Lord Alfred Douglas - Bosie - was a 20 year old Oxford undergraduate, the third son of the Marquess of Queensberry, famous for formulating the rules of boxing. Bosie was blond, spoilt extravagant, and when crossed, wilful and vindictive. He was a passionate fan of Wilde's after reading the Picture of Dorian Gray. Wilde was smitten with his looks and flattered by his adoration. However their affair did not begin in earnest until 1892 when Douglas appealed to Wilde for help with a blackmailer and Wilde went to Oxford staying in Douglas's rooms for the weekend. For a year they were inseparable.
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Drama
Biographical
Subjects Courts
Homosexuality
Writers
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Bille Brown Actor
Ralph Cotterill Actor
Glenn Hazeldine Actor
Walid Karroum Actor
Malcolm Kennard Actor
Felicity Price Actor
Sam Worthington Actor
Gabby Walters Assistant Stage Manager
Alan John Composer
Tess Schofield Costume Designer
Neil Armfield Director
Rory Dempster Lighting Designer
David Hare Playwright
Ian Cookesley Production Manager
Dale Ferguson Set Designer
Paul Charlier Sound Designer
Jane Mitchell Stage Manager
Resources
Works
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Company B Belvoir
Cast List MTC Records
Brochure Theatre Season 1999
Newspaper The Advertiser Bendigo Weekly
Poster Company B Belvoir
Radio 3CCC ABC Goldfields
Review The Age The Australian
Event Identifier 79457