Simon Callow in De Profundis

Theatre (storytelling)

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  • Assembly Rooms - Music Hall
  • 12:30
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Assembly Festival presents the Classic Spring Production
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 12 and above (12+)
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. Please confirm before booking. See our Accessibility page for details.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Olivier Award-winning Simon Callow performs Oscar Wilde’s searing meditation on his life, in the form of a devastating letter of reproach to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas – ‘Bosie’. Imprisoned in Reading Gaol and forbidden from writing works of fiction, Wilde was permitted to write – though not to send – the bitter and terrible diatribe that is also a love letter, which was eventually published as De Profundis. Adapted by Tony Award winner Frank McGuinness and directed by Mark Rosenblatt. ‘An illuminating, affecting evening’ **** (Telegraph). **** (Times). **** (

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