Reading Between the Lines. Adapted by Beth Flintoff

Oscar Wilde On Trial

Venue: The Chapel HM Prison Reading (Directions)

Thu 29 Sep to Sat 1 Oct


Reading Between the Lines.
Adapted by Beth Flintoff

Inside the very jail where Wilde served most of his sentence, Reading’s acclaimed theatre company Reading Between the Lines present this special performance.

During three sensational trials in London’s Old Bailey in early 1895, Oscar Wilde stood in the dock and faced his accusers with great dignity and unmatchable wit. Wilde was initially confident that he would win, but by the end of the third trial he was devastated to be found guilty of “extensive corruption of the most hideous kind among young men” and sentenced to two years in prison.
Presented by kind permission of Merlin Holland and John O’Connor.

Thursday 29 September 8pm  - EXTRA TICKETS RELEASED 
Thursday 29 September 9.30pm - EXTRA PERFORMANCE ADDED
Friday 30 September 8pm - EXTRA TICKETS RELEASED
Friday 30 September 9.30pm - EXTRA PERFORMANCE ADDED
Saturday 1 October 8pm - EXTRA TICKETS RELEASED

Running time 1 hour.
Please note that there is limited disabled access to the Chapel at Reading Prison.
Please see Access link below for further information.


Ticket information

 £14 full price, £11 concessions, £11 Under 18's
Ticket includes entry to the exhibition from 6pm on the day of the performance

Venue info

The Chapel HM Prison Reading

Reading Prison is located on Forbury Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 3HY. There are public car parks nearby and Forbury Road is served by orange buses 13 and 14. Reading station is a five-minute walk from the prison and trains run from London Paddington every 15-20 minutes throughout the day, with an average journey time of 30 minutes.
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