Wilde at Heart has been presented for a number of years in a wide variety of venues in the UK and abroad, including theatres and arts centres, schools and colleges, hotels and business clubs, country houses, festivals and embassies.
London venues have included the Lyric Theatre Studio in Hammersmith, the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park, the New End Theatre, the Indian High Commission in Mayfair and the National Portrait Gallery. Nationally it has toured widely to scores of venues including the Bath Theatre Royal, the Yvonne Arnaud in Guildford, the Manchester Royal Exchange and the Clwyd Theatr Cymru, N. Wales. On occasion the show has been presented in a shortened version for dinner-theatre, such as at the Cadogan Hotel in Chelsea, at Cliveden, and at the Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath.
Tours abroad have included a sell-out tour of Saudi Arabia, with dates in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dhahran, trips to the USA to the Suffolk Community College in New York and to Texas at the invitation of the Sam Houston University, to the Chateau de la Motte in Normandy, to the English Theatre in Frankfurt, to Paris for the centenary of Wilde’s death in 2000, sponsored by the Irish Embassy; also the Red Pear Theatre in Antibes, the Palazzo Maffei in Verona, and the beautiful 1731 Teatru Manuel in Malta.
A tour of the Far East took the show to Hong Kong, Bangkok and Jakarta. A trip to India saw performances in Calcutta and Darjeeling, while a more recent visit was to Lebanon to perform at the Al Madinah Theatre in Beirut. There have also been several tours to Ireland, covering the entire country, north to south, appearing in theatres, country houses and the Royal Portora School Enniskillen where Wilde spent six years as a schoolboy.
Wilde at heart is a solo performance and requires minimal furniture and props. The show runs at 54 minutes for the first half and 54 minutes for the second . The shorter version runs at 70 minutes.