THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL
Due to public demand. A special encore performance.
La Mama and Devil’s Own present:
THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL by Oscar Wilde
Five intrepid performers perform The Ballad of Reading Gaol in Melbourne’s oldest Prison, The Old Melbourne Gaol. Written in 1897, Oscar Wilde’s heart wrenching verse work, in response to his notorious incarceration, is as visceral today as when it was first composed.
‘The Old Melbourne Gaol is the ultimate set – bearing witness to Wilde’s truths over 100 years later.’
‘Wilde’s j’accuse! rings loud in our very own version of his Victorian hell.’ –The Plus Ones
Directed by Alice Bishop
Performed by Tanya Burne, Leah Filley, Michael F Cahill, Marco Lawrence
Music composed and performed live by Peter McKeown
Art work, poster and set design by Phoenix The Street Artist
Please note: ticket price includes entry to the Old Melbourne Gaol and there is no seating in this show it is all standing.
Where/The Old Melbourne Gaol, Front entrance, 377 Russell St Melbourne CBD
Full $50 Concession $35