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Oscar Wilde’s scandalous Salomé, to play Southwark Playhouse this summer

Can you handle a bit of scandal?

“Salomé, dance for me. I pray thee dance for me.”

King Herod asks Salomé, son of the Queen to dance for him… this request leads to the Dance of the Seven Veils and one of the most shocking, thrilling, and scandalous climaxes ever seen on stage.

Originally banned in Britain, Wilde’s outrageously provocative Salomé comes to Southwark Playhouse after a ★★★★★ run at Greenwich Theatre in 2019.

This new immersive version is Adapted and Directed by Ricky Dukes, Designed by Sorcha Corcoran, Lighting by Ben Jacobs (inspired by an original design by Hector Murray) with Sound design by Will Thompson and produced by Rachael Nolan and Gavin Harrington-Odedra for Lazarus Theatre Company.

The role of Salomé is regendered and played by Fred Thomas, the role of King Herod is played by Jamie O’Neill and Jokanaan by Prince Plockey. Further casting to be announced. Salomé is suitable for ages 16 plus, contains full male nudity, gunshots and scenes of a sexual nature.

Salomé plays from Aug 25th – Sept 11th at Southwark Playhouse.

Matinee Starts: 3.30pm

Running Time: 90 mins

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