PROGRAMME: Saint Oscar, by Terry Eagleton (1989)


PROGRAMME: Saint Oscar, by Terry Eagleton (1989)


Original program of the play. Excellent condition.

The story of Oscar Wilde and his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas and  his mother Lady ‘Speranza’ Wilde. An intensely intelligent, often hilarious account of Wilde’s richly undeserved martyrdom.


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Effortlessly witty, self-punishing, detesting nature and commonsense, a fake Irishman affecting an upper-class English accent, Oscar Wilde moves towards a final confrontation with Sir Edward Carson. As Carson tries desperately to create a future for Ulster Unionism, Wilde mocks the contradictions on which he and Carson are impaled.

First Production Guildhall, Derry, 25 September 1989

Original Cast  & Production Team  

Lord Alfred Douglas Peter Hanly

Jamie  Aidan McCann

Richard Wallace  Seamus Moran

Lady Wilde   Eileen Pollock

Judge  Jim Queally

Oscar Wilde   Stephen Rea

Edward Carson  Stanley Townsend


Director  Trevor Griffiths

Designer  Bob Crowley

Lighting Designer   Christopher Toulmin

Music by  Philip Chevron

Music by  Neil Martin

Musical Director  Neil Martin

Assistant Director  Brian Brady

Design Assistant  Will Hargreaves

Company Manager  Mike Blair

Administration Assistant  Colette Nelis

Deputy Stage Manager  Seamus Shea

Assistant Stage Manager  Bronagh Miskelly

Lighting Operator   Paul Noble

Costume Supervisor  Christine Rowland

PR  Kate Bond

Painting by   Basil Blackshaw

Casting Hubbard Casting

Administrator  Maureen Loughran