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Born to be Wilde: Oscar and Constancy

Radio 4's Oscar Wilde celebration continues. Max Bennett, Amanda Hale and Dervla Kirwan star in Lavinia Murray's fantasy drama about a celebrity marriage in crisis.

Oscar Wilde's marriage under scrutiny in Lavinia Murray's fantasy drama. A battle is being fought inside Oscar's head. His domestic and creative lives vie for supremacy and then the characters from his poetry and fairy tales assume the role of his conscience and begin talking back to him. Part of Radio 4's celebration of Oscar Wilde and the making of a modern celebrity.

Oscar ..... Max Bennett
Sphinx/Giant/Constance ..... Amanda Hale
Speranza ..... Dervla Kirwan
Robbie Ross ..... Cameron Percival
Willie Wilde/Hermes,/Miller ..... Don Gilet
Arthur/Little Hans ..... Lewis Bray
Freddie Nutt ..... Tom Forrister
With Tony Turner and Alexandra Constantinidi

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

44 minutes

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