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july 2018

26jul7:30 pmFilm at the Electric Palace: The Happy Prince (15)Rupert Everett is magnificent in dream role as dying Oscar Wilde


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Directed by and starring Everett, this poignant dramatisation of Wilde’s final years in exile is a powerful parable of passion and redemption.
Wilde’s tumultuous life has been well-covered in cinema before, but previous films have tended to shy away from the ignominy of his final years, the topic Everett tackles head on here.

Released from prison following his conviction for “gross indecency”, the result of his very public affair with Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas (Colin Morgan), the great man of letters is living in exile in Naples and Paris.

On his death bed, his eventful life comes flooding back via expertly interspersed flashbacks, featuring both his glory days and his downfall.

Bolstered by a kind of ironic detachment, he must nevertheless draw on his internal reserves to face his mortality and the wreckage of his public self with courage. Also stars Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson & Anna Chancellor.

Date: Thursday 26 July 2018

Time: Starts 7:30pm

Ticket Price: £4.50

Tickets available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre, Bridport Town Hall, South Street DT6 3LF. Tel: 01308 424901


(Thursday) 7:30 pm


The Electric Palace

35 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NY


Box Office01308 424901 Bridport Tourist Information, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3LF

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