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The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde


  • Playwright

    Thomas Kilroy 

  • Synopsis

    The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde traces the hidden life of Constance Lloyd, wife of Oscar Wilde and mother of their children. Her story explores the gender and sexuality of people who `belonged to a future` and untangles the shifting lines in the complex relationship between her, her husband, and his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. Through a drama of magical transformations and mysterious, masked figures, against the background of one of the most notorious cases in British legal history, the play divines the cost of the characters` conduct, Oscar`s plea for salvation in Constance`s eyes, and her heroic exertion to reclaim a state of grace.

  • Play Type

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Original Cast  
Attendant Jack Walsh
Attendant Ciara O'Callaghan
Attendant Jonathan Shankey
Attendant Eric Lacey
Constance Jane Brennan
Attendant Muirne Bloomer
Oscar Robert O'Mahoney
Attendant Kevin Murphy
Douglas Andrew Scott
Production Team  
Director Patrick Mason
Designer Joe Vanek
Lighting Designer Nick Chelton
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Dave O'Brien (2)
Movement Director David Bolger
Percussion Conor Guilfoyle
Puppet Design and Construction Joanne Cassidy
Puppet Design and Construction Helen McCusker
Puppet Design and Construction Paula Conroy
Puppet Design and Construction Ian Conroy
Stage Director Finola Eustace
Assistant Stage Manager Gabrielle McGrath
Assistant Stage Manager Maree Kearns
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Programme Design Red Dog Design
Production Photography Amelia Stein
Rehearsal Photography Kevin McFeely
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd

  • Address

    Paddock Suite, The Courtyard
    55 Charterhouse Street
    London EC1M 6HA

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7253 6226

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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.