WILDE Readings by Chester Creative

WILDE Reading brings the genius of Oscar Wilde to the stage in a compact tour de force of some of his most
dazzling moments in theatre, prose and poetry. Stalwarts of Australian stage and screen, John Wood and Michael
Veitch, are joined by some wonderful new musical and dramatic talent for an evening of wit, charm and elegance,
all in the name of that great, larger-than-life Irishman, Oscar Wilde.

We'll bring you a selection of some of his most delicious characters in their most memorable stage scenes: poor
Ernest Worthing attempting to explain that particular inscription in his cigarette case; Lord Goring's awkward reacquaintance with the alluring Mrs Cheverley, and of course, she of the famous 'handbag' scene, the redoubtable Lady Bracknell.

Let us reacquaint you with favourites such as the moving genius of the Ballad of Reading Gaol, usually performed
by a male, our version with Abigail Pettigrew will reframe the experience; the chilling undertones of Dorian Grey;
and the tragic beauty of Wilde's Nightingale and the Rose soaring with original vocals and exquisite cello
accompaniment.

Let us read to you, play for you and sing the song of a Nightingale. All in the name of Oscar Wilde.

This tour is still in development and awaiting funding confirmation. Further performance information will be available in December 2019.

Oscar Wilde's dazzling genius in words, music and song.

1st Jan 2020

Chester Creative
Duration: 70 minutes, no interval
Artform: Drama
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1st Jan 2020 Regional Arts Victoria Level 3, 370 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, 3000