Following a sell-out West End run, European Arts Company present a dramatisation of the libel and criminal Trials of Oscar Wilde at The Courtyard on Friday, May 31.

Thursday, February 14, 1895 was the triumphant opening night of The Importance of Being Earnest and the zenith of Wilde’s career. Less than 100 days later, he found himself a common prisoner sentenced to two years hard labour. So what happened during the trials and what did Wilde say? Was he persecuted or the author of his own downfall? Using the actual words spoken in court, we can feel what it was like to be in the company of a flawed genius – as this less than ideal husband is suddenly reduced to a man of no importance.

Co-written by Oscar Wilde’s only grandson, Merlin Holland, The Trials of Oscar Wilde opened at Trafalgar Studios to critical acclaim and received praise from famous faces including Stephen Fry who described the production as “Utterly compelling and heart-rending.”

The Trials of Oscar Wilde will be in The Courtyard’s Main House on Friday, May 31 at 7.30pm. To book, call the box office on 01432 340555 or visit