Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak

From Saturday 15 August 2020, indoor performances at London theatres are allowed (with social distancing).

Outdoor performances (where possible) can also go ahead.

However, most theatres remain closed as they either do not have outside spaces or regard the need for social distancing as uneconomic.

The show below is due to open after the reopening date given above so it is possible it will go ahead, but you are advised to check the booking link to confirm.

Wilde Without The Boy

25 to 27 Sep 2020

The Playground Theatre

Gareth Armstrong's dramatisation of "De Profundis", Oscar Wilde's searing letter to his lover, written from his Reading Gaol cell.
Wilde Without The Boy at The Playground Theatre

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Show details


The piece is a window into the bruised soul of a literary genius.

Wilde's poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol narrates the execution of Charles Thomas Wooldridge, convicted of murdering his wife.

It is underscored by a beautiful, original and specially-commissioned score by the award-winning composer, Simon Slater.

Background, advisory warnings

Age suitability: Not available

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Postal address:
Unit 8
343-453 Latimer Rd
London W10 6RQ

Box office tel: 020 8960 0110

Box office email: -

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Previews from:Friday 25 September 2020

Closes:Sunday 27 September 2020

Performance days & times


Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm

Sunday ‑ 7‑30pm

Sunday - 2-30pm

Running time: To be confirmed


£15 (note seating clusters of 2, 4 or 5-seats)

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Gerard Logan


Author: Gareth Armstrong (based on "De Profundis" by Oscar Wilde)
Composer: Simon Slater
Director: Gareth Armstrong


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