Cinema to screen Oscar Wilde broadcasts


Boston’s West End Cinema will be screening broadcasts of two Oscar Wilde inspired plays as part of a nationwide event on Sunday.

Salomé and Wilde Salomé, have been adapted for the big screen and will be shown back-to-back on September 21 at a one-off cinema event .

Stephen Fry will then have a live question and answer session with the stars Al Pacino and Jessica Chastain, which will be satellite broadcast live from London to each participating cinema following the film showings.

The two films have been produced by Barry Navidi (The Merchant of Venice) and Robert Fox (The Hours),

Salomé is Oscar Wilde’s most controversial work, banned in London in the late 19th Century.

This scintillating tale of lust, greed and revenge follows the legend of King Herod and his lust for his young stepdaughter, Salomé, and her sexual baiting of John the Baptist.

Wilde’s adaptation has spawned multiple stage productions including an opera by Richard Strauss, and influenced work by musicians including Nick Cave and U2.

The first adaptation will be followed by Wild Salome, a documentary about the making of the film by Al Pacino.

The result is a fascinating double feature; Salomé, a filmed version of the play and Wilde Salomé,The live showing starts at 4pm. Tickets are £12.50 adult, £10 child.

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