Oscar Wilde

Event review: Mrs Oscar Wilde at the Spread Eagle pub theatre

Posted on September 22nd, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

Oscar Wilde chose his wife more wisely than he chose his boyfriend

Although it’s been done before, there’s still something shocking about reversing the lens of history. The perspective of those without power or fame can be radicalising: here’s a great man (whoever he is) through the eyes of someone who picked up his dirty socks. So – how great is he now?

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Event review: CODA Croydon performs ‘The Importance Of Being Earnest’ in Wandle Park bandstand, 15th-18th July 2015

Posted on July 17th, by Rosie Edser in Culture. No Comments

Rosie Edser goes Wilde in the park

Last year Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ was performed successfully in the open air of the newly landscaped Wandle Park. Given that the entire first half of Oscar Wilde’s “trivial comedy for serious people”, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, takes place indoors, it doesn’t seem the most obvious choice for CODA’s second open air theatre performance – until … Read More »

Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association invites local people to go Wilde In The Park this July

Posted on June 18th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Following the success of its outdoor production of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ last summer, CODA Croydon will stage Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ in Wandle Park from July 15th – 18th.

Release begins: CODA is proud to present Oscar Wilde’s immortal comedy ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, at the bandstand at Wandle Park, Croydon this July.

The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde’s best known … Read More »