The Happy Prince

In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and the past floods back, transporting him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshipped him? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running towards ruin in the final chapter of his life? Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance, the reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the devotion of Robbie Ross who tried to save him from himself.

From Dieppe to Naples to Paris, freedom is elusive, Oscar is a penniless vagabond, shunned by his old acquaintances, but revered by a strange group of outlaws and urchins to whom he tells the old stories – his incomparable wit still sharp. Rupert Everett, in the role he was born to play, shines as the fallen genius, who finds light even in the darkest corners of life.


Director      Rupert Everett
Cast Rupert Everett
  Colin Firth 
  Emily Watson 
Country  Germany, Belgium, Italy, UK
Running Time    105 mins
Classification  MA15+


Fri   17   May   2.00pm   Tue   21   May   7.30pm
Fri   17   May    7.30pm    Wed   22   May   11.30am 
Wed   22   May    2.00pm    Thu   23   May   11.30am
Fri   14   Jun    11.30am    Fri   24   May   2.00pm
Sun   16   Jun    11.30am    Sat   25   May   7.30pm
        Sun   26   May    2.00pm 
        Sun   2   Jun    11.30am 
        Wed   19   Jun    11.30am 
        Thu   20   Jun    11.30am 


*OC = Open Caption Sessions
*SD = Spit the Dummy Sessions

Upper Yarra Arts Centre
Healesville Memorial Hall
The Memo, Healesville & Arts Centre, Warburton
1300 368 333
$14.50 Full / $12.50 Concession / $11 YRFS Member
$9 U15 / Midweek Matinee

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