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Tea With Oscar Wilde
September 3 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act GOOD STUFF THEATRE presents readings from the work of “the first truly modern gay man”.
An elastic hour of unalloyed camp and uniquely piercing insight. From the joyfully ridiculous “Handbag Scene” of his most famous and best loved comedy, through the child-like innocence of “The Selfish Giant”, to the despair and self-revelation of “The Ballad of Reading Gaol”.
Come along and enjoy the wit, ingenuity and simple, extraordinary compassion that even now, nearly a hundred and twenty years since Wilde’s death, most of us are only just catching up with.
A small £6.00 when booked in advance. This not only secures you a guaranteed seat, but also entirely free cucumber sandwiches. No ready money? No problem. Show up at the door and try for a “Pay What You Want To” ticket (a bucket will be passed around at the end of the performance – recommended donation, £7.00).
Aesthetic – flamboyant! – dress is encouraged, with the award of a beautiful green carnation to the most impressively attired audience member. Well, as Oscar himself so accurately observed, “Only a fool doesn’t judge by appearances”.