OSCAR AND THE SPHINX
The show tells of the extraordinary
friendship between Oscar Wilde and the writer and socialite Ada Leverson, who he called "Sphinx."
Based on Ada Leverson's brilliant reminiscences, it covers the period
from Oscar's greatest success to his downfall, imprisonment and exile. "Oscar
and the Sphinx" gives a rich, funny and deeply affectionate new chapter to the
Oscar Wilde legend.
Glynis Casson plays Ada Leverson, Oscar
letters to her are represented by the
recorded voice of Alan Stanford and the piece
is directed by Michael James Ford.
The duration of the show is one hour. If a longer programme is required,
a second half can be performed to include the poetry, prose and excerpts from the plays of Oscar Wilde.
"Oscar and the Sphinx" was performed in Dublin in Bewley's Café Theatre for seven weeks for the 100th anniversary of his death in 2000. It has toured festivals and Great Houses all over Ireland and was invited to the Hanagar Theatre Cairo, the Chelsea Festival at the Cadogan Hotel London and the Oscar Wilde Festival in Enniskillen.