Rupert Everett and Freddie Fox star in a rare revival of David Hare’s The Judas Kiss, a powerful play about Oscar Wilde’s fall from grace.
Focusing on two critical moments, the eve of his arrest and one night after his release from two years imprisonment, The Judas Kiss speculates on the consequences of his self-destructive fatalism, betrayal and love without trust.
Neil Armfield will direct Everett and Fox in the production. Everett is best known for his film roles in screen adaptations of Wilde’s The Importance Of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband, while Fox was most recently seen on stage in Hay Fever at the Noël Coward theatre and has also appeared at the Old Vic theatre in A Flea In Her Ear and Cause Célèbre.
Hare’s most recent stage play South Downs recently played alongside Terence Rattigan’s The Browning Version at the Harold Pinter theatre.