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Born to Be Wilde: The Warhol Years

Part of Radio 4's celebration of Oscar Wilde, Marcy Kahan's play about the young Oscar, his tour of America and the making of a modern celebrity. Max Bennett and Dervla Kirwan star

The young Oscar Wilde, who has not yet written anything of note, embarks on an American tour, determined to be famous for 15 minutes - and then some. Max Bennett and Dervla Kirwan star in Marcy Kahan's new play. Part of Radio 4's celebration of Oscar Wilde and the making of a modern celebrity.

Directed by Emma Harding

Oscar Wilde.....Max Bennett
Charles Kitteridge.....Liam Lau Fernandez
Speranza Wilde.....Dervla Kirwan
Sarah Bernhardt......Alexandra Constantinidi
Colonel Morse.....John Guerrasio
Walt Whitman.....Tony Turner
Henry James.....Don Gilet
Napoleon Sarony.....Lewis Bray
Elton.....Cameron Percival
Reporter.....Sean Murray

44 minutes

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