Save £10 on tickets to see Simon Callow in De Profundis
Telegraph subscribers can save £10 on Band A tickets to see Simon Callow in De Profundis at the Vaudeville Theatre from January 3-6, 2018 as part of The Oscar Wilde Season (usual price £35).
De Profundis is Wilde’s searing and passionately eloquent meditation on his life, and address of love and reproach to his lover Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas. Imprisoned in Reading Gaol and forbidden from writing works of fiction, Wilde was permitted to write – though not to send – the ‘letter’ that became De Profundis “for medicinal purposes” by the prison governor.
De Profundis will be performed on stage by Simon Callow. Simon is an actor, author and director. He studied at Queen’s University, Belfast, then trained as an actor at the Drama Centre in London. His many one-man shows include The Mystery of Charles Dickens, Being Shakespeare, Tuesday at Tesco's and, most recently, The Man Jesus. He has written biographies of Oscar Wilde, Charles Laughton, Charles Dickens and Richard Wagner; One Man Band, the third volume of his massive Orson Welles biography, was published in 2015.
De Profundis is adapted for the stage by Frank McGuinness (The Factory Girls, Someone 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.
The production is directed by Mark Rosenblatt, Bread and Butter, Henry VIII and is Associate Artist at West Yorkshire Playhouse (Richard III).
Terms and Conditions: Valid for all performances, subject to availability. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes, with no interval.