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Oscar Wilde Annual Birthday Dinner

October 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dominic Dromgoole

Please join us for the thirty-first Oscar Wilde birthday dinner, held by the Oscar Wilde Society in the magnificent surroundings of the National Liberal Club.

Our special guest this year will be author and director Dominic Dromgoole, whose many achievements include the splendid year-long Classic Spring Season of Oscar Wilde’s works at the Vaudeville Theatre in London between 2017 and 2018. Dominic was artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe in Southwark for more than ten years and has both directed and produced films. He is the author of Hamlet: Globe to Globe and Will and Me, and he will be talking about his most recent book, Astonish Me! First Nights That Changed the World. One of those first nights is, of course, the first night of The Importance of Being Earnest at the St James’s Theatre on 14 February 1895. Dominic will be happy to sign copies of Astonish Me! of which the paperback edition will be on sale.

The price for a three-course meal with wine will be £90. If you would like to come, please fill out this online form, which includes payment details, by 27 September 2023:

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Dress code: jacket and tie for gentlemen, Wilde glamorous for everyone.


October 13, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The National Liberal Club
Whitehall Place
LONDON , SW1A 2HE United Kingdom
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