- Posted By: sfinch on: Tue, 22nd Jan 2013 at 2:55pm
The Judas Kiss opens tonight, 22 January, at the Duke of York’s Theatre. This West End engagement for David Hare’s play about Oscar Wilde follows a sell-out run at the Hampstead Theatre. Rupert Everett (pictured) and Freddie Fox play the lead roles of Wilde and Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas respectively.
Everett made his theatre breakthrough in 1982 in Another Country and has since become one of the most acclaimed, flamboyant and controversial figures in British theatre and film.
His stage credits include Some Sunny Day at the Hampstead Theatre, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore at the Lyric Hammersmith and Blithe Spirit at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre. His film work includes The Importance of Being Earnest and My Best Friend’s Wedding.
Fox recently starred in Hay Fever at the Noel Coward Theatre and The Last 5 Years at the Barbican. He appeared as the title character in Charles Dickens' Edwin Drood on the BBC in 2012.
Director Neil Armfield’s revival of David Hare’s The Judas Kiss commences in 1895, when Wilde’s masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest is making its original West End run. Set at two key points in Wilde’s life, it centres on the famed writer’s scandalous relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas (Bosie) for whom he risked everything.