The Happy Prince
@ The Maltings, BerwickBook Now
18 September 2018
£8.50 (£7 concs), £5 child (16 & under), Baby FREE (2 & under)
Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross who tried and failed to save him from himself. From Dieppe to Naples to Paris freedom is elusive and Oscar is a penniless vagabond, always moving on, shunned by his old acquaintance, but revered by a strange group of outlaws and urchins to whom he tells the old stories – his incomparable wit still sharp.
The Happy Prince is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love in the last days of the nineteenth century.