Oscar Wilde’s infamous “love letter” De Profundis will be given new dimension when the work is performed in a world first contemporary theatre adaptation at the Brisbane Powerhouse in April.

Never before seen on stage, this theatre adaptation explores Wilde’s persecution for being gay, his suffering and transformation in prison.

Written in 1897 from Reading Gaol to his lover and betrayer Lord Alfred Douglas, Oscar Wilde’s letter is a complex and contradictory meditation on the nature of suffering and forgiveness. An intimate investigation of a world-class dramatist and shamed celebrity, suffering political imprisonment, censorship and trial by media.

Brisbane audiences have the opportunity to be the first in the world to see and experience this rich and dramatic portrayal of this important literary work. Containing nudity and sexually explicit material, De Profundis is suited to a 16+ audience.

The show will be performed from late April to early May, bookings can be made through the links above.

 

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