Oscar Wilde

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From Gentleman Jack’s hat to Olly Alexander’s cape: 10 objects that tell Britain’s queer history
With drag queens’ dresses, erotic drawings, even a prison door, Queer Britain’s new exhibition distills centuries of LGBTQ+ life. Here are the highlights

Louis Staples

01, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘My experience was not #MeToo, it was #HerToo’: Eryn Jean Norvill on her life-changing return to the stage
Three years after being an unwilling protagonist in a media circus, the actor reflects on her career-defining turn in Dorian Gray – and what comes next

Elissa Blake

06, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Prisoner C33 review – Trevor Nunn directs a wretched, wonderful Wilde
In this dark, poetic one-man play, Toby Stephens gives it his all as the wrecked writer – imprisoned for gay sex in 1895 – as he rues his misfortunes with his younger self

Rebecca Nicholson

01, May, 2022 @9:10 PM

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Top 10 mirrored lives in fiction
From Oscar Wilde to Daisy Johnson, parallel lives – and what they say about choices and circumstance – have long been a source of fascination and inspiration for novelists

Alex Hyde

23, Mar, 2022 @3:37 PM

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Banksy offers to raise £10m to buy Reading prison for art centre
Artist would sell stencil used to paint mural depicting what was thought to be Oscar Wilde on listed building

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

05, Dec, 2021 @6:41 PM

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Better or worse off? There’s nothing in it | Brief letters
Brief letters: Autumn budget | Shambolic governments | Oscar Wilde | Raspberry picking

29, Oct, 2021 @5:20 PM

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Oscar Wilde’s restored honour and Samuel Beckett’s swims | Letters
Letters: MH Delap on Wilde’s name being restored to his school’s honours board, and CDC Armstrong on a Samuel Beckett’s activities in and on the water

Letters

22, Oct, 2021 @4:44 PM

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Dorian review – dizzying descent into Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece
This experimental adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray is a riotous homage to queer culture

Miriam Gillinson

20, Oct, 2021 @10:52 AM

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Enniskillen mounts Oscar Wilde tribute with flight of gold-leaf swallows
Installation inspired by The Happy Prince will be accompanied by similar celebration of Samuel Beckett, who like Wilde was educated in the town

Alison Flood

15, Oct, 2021 @11:55 AM

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Top 10 magical short stories | Uschi Gatward
From Oscar Wilde to Dorothy Parker and Sherman Alexie, these stories capture enchantments that are often camouflaged in ordinary life

Uschi Gatward

01, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Rotten luck for England? Never mind the lyrics | Brief letters
Brief letters: Sex Pistols | HGV rules | Named driver | Milking cows | Oscar Wilde | Masks

Letters

08, Jul, 2021 @4:37 PM

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It’s curtains for short hair as Jack Grealish resurrects centre parting
Late 90s curtains of David Beckham and Hugh Grant are making a comeback, and not just on the football pitch

Priya Elan

02, Jul, 2021 @1:09 PM

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