The Oscar Wilde Society at Tite Street

A Visit to Tite Street

Committee members and honorary patrons of the Oscar Wilde Society visited Oscar Wilde’s former home on Tite Street on 27 November 2021, as the guests of current occupant Jenny Elliott-Bennett. The committee members and honorary president Gyles Brandreth gave short readings, followed by a moving performance by honorary patron Neil Titley as Oscar, part of his one-man show ‘Work is the Curse of the Drinking Classes’.

The readings and Neil’s performance were given in a room that had been Oscar’s study, where he wrote some of his timeless works. The Oscar Wilde Society thanks Jenny, her mother and friends for their hospitality and a wonderful evening. A write-up of the event will appear in one of our forthcoming publications.

In the photo above, front row, from left: Gyles Brandreth, Ceri Thompson, Don Mead, Nadia Montasser, Libby Murphy, Sandra Tyler-Harrison. Back row, from left: Matthew MacLachlan, Veronika Binoeder, Jenny Elliott-Bennett, Vanessa Heron, Amanda Dudman, Lisa Tallis, Neil Titley. Not pictured: Darcy Sullivan (he took the picture).

Recordings of the readings and Neil’s performance are on our YouTube channel and are all in the Tite Street playlist.