The Judas Kiss

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The Judas Kiss is a 1998 British play by David Hare (born 1947), about Oscar Wilde's scandal and disgrace at the hands of his young lover Bosie (Lord Alfred Douglas). The play opened in 1998 in London's Almeida Theatre, transferring to the West End at the Playhouse Theatre and then to Broadway in New York at the Broadhurst Theatre. The run starred Liam Neeson as Wilde and Tom Hollander as Bosie, and was directed by Richard Eyre.

Performance history in South Africa

Presented by Pieter Toerien by arrangement with Robert Fox and the Almeida Theatre London at the Alhambra Theatre in September 2000 and the Theatre on the Bay opening 11 October 2000. Directed by Maralin Vanrenen, design and lighting by Jannie Swanepoel, costume design by Malcolm Terrey. The cast were Catherine Daymond/Jennifer Sale* (Phoebe Cane}, Devon Coulter* (Arthur Wellesley), Roger Dwyer (Sandy Moffat), Justin Strydom (Robert Ross), Theo Landey (Lord Alfred Douglas), Michael Atkinson (Oscar Wilde), Brendan van Rhyn/Stephan du Toit* (Galileo Masconi).

  • Cape Town cast.

Translations and adaptations


The Judas Kiss programme

Die Burger 30 December 2000.

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