Tuesday 11 September, 7.30PM
Reading Film Theatre
British literary legend Oscar Wilde was interned in Reading Gaol inspiring his literary classic The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Ten years in the making, The Happy Prince looks at the life of Oscar Wilde (Rupert Everett) after his release from the infamous Reading Gaol.
Lying on his death bed, Wilde’s eventful life comes flooding back via expertly interspersed flashbacks, featuring his glory days as the toast of the literary establishment and the beginning of his downfall – cast out by his humiliated ex-wife Constance (Emily Watson), though still supported by loyal allies Robbie Ross (Edwin Thomas) and Reggie Turner (Colin Firth).
Now, viewing his situation with humour and an ironic detachment, he must nevertheless draw on his internal reserves to face the end of his life – and the wreckage of his public self – with courage.
(Non Members) £8.50 online / £9 on the door
(Concessions) £7.50 online / £8 on the door
(Members) £5.50 online / £6 on the door