Wilde Stories : an exploration of Oscar Wilde in words and music

Jun 10, 2016, 04:00 PM

Join us on Saturday October 22nd for our live event celebrating Oscar Wilde in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin.

Tickets can be found at: https://goo.gl/JV5iWP

Episode 1 of the radio series will air on Friday July 8th on RTÉ Lyric FM Go to www.wildestories.ie for more Billings available at http://goo.gl/7rzRcQ

Robert Sheehan presents this five part series exploring Oscar Wilde's life and work through the prism of his fairytales 'The Happy Prince and Other Stories'. This collection published in 1888 marks a watershed in Wilde's life. In this series we hear from Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland, commentators Anne Markey, Jarlath Killeen, and Eleanor Fitzsimons while actors Sheehan, Lauren Coe and Brian Gleeson read the stories. Composer Michael Gallen has created the Wilde Stories Suite of music with an original piece around each story. The suite is performed and conducted by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra conducted by Gavin Moloney. The series is broadcast on RTÉ lyric fm from July 2016.

The producer of Wilde Stories is Helen Shaw. The project is an Athena Media Production made with the support of the BAI and the TV licence fee. Dublin City Council's Art Office has also supported the creative work of visual artist Felicity Clear who has created a series of animations around the stories which work in conjunction with Gallen's music. In this short trailer for the series you hear the voices of Eleanor Fitzsimons, Jarlath Killeen, Anne Markey and Merlin Holland with the music by Gallen for the story 'The Remarkable Rocket'

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