Simon Callow to star in De Profundis at the Vaudeville Theatre

Simon Callow to star in De Profundis at the Vaudeville Theatre

Updated On: Oct 23, 2018
By LOVEtheatre Staff
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    Veteran actor, Simon Callow will return to the stage for Frank McGuinness' new stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis next year.

    Callow’s stage credits include Being Shakespeare and The Mystery of Charles Dickens. He currently leads the TV series The Rebel. His other screen credits include Four Weddings and a Funeral and Angels in America.

    'Dear Bosie, After long and fruitless waiting I have determined to write to you myself, as much for your sake as for mine, as I would not like to think that I had passed through two long years of imprisonment without ever having received a single line from you, or any news or message even, except such as gave me pain.'

    Wilde’s letter to Lord Alfred Douglas relates Wilde and Bosie’s relationship and extravagant lifestyle which eventually led to Wilde's conviction and imprisonment for gross indecency. Read live on stage by a single actor, Wilde’s words and wisdom sing from the page of this letter written from his prison cell.

    De Profundis was adapted for the stage by Frank McGuinness (The Factory GirlsSomeone Who’ll Watch Over Me), acclaimed Irish playwright, poet and translator. McGuinness has won numerous awards and prizes throughout his distinguished career, including a Tony Award, an Irish PEN Award and the French Order of Arts and Letters. Directed by Mark Rosenblatt (Bread and ButterHenry VIII) Associate Artist at West Yorkshire Playhouse (Richard III).

    At the Vaudeville Theatre in London from 3 January to 6 January 2018, book your De Profundis tickets today!