Mappa Mundi: The Trials Of Oscar Wilde

A Mappa Mundi | Theatr Mwldan Co-Production

By Merlin Holland and John O’ Connor

Thursday 14 February 1895 was the triumphant opening night of The Importance of Being Earnest and the zenith of Oscar Wilde’s career. Less than 100 days later he found himself a common prisoner and bankrupt, sentenced by the Crown to two years hard labour for homosexuality. But what happened during the trials and what did Wilde say? Was he harshly treated or the author of his own downfall? Using the actual words spoken in court, recently discovered more than a hundred years after the event, we can feel what it was like to be in the company of a flawed genius - as this less than ideal husband was tragically reduced to a man of no importance.

Mappa Mundi give audiences a chance to see the real Oscar Wilde, fighting for his art as well as his life, as we witness Wilde’s intellect tested to the limit - revealing for the first time his complexity, wit and deep humanity.

Co-written by John O’Connor and Merlin Holland; the grandson of Oscar Wilde.

Suitable for 14+          


Supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government and the National Lottery.


We are delighted to announce a series of Popup pre-show set meals at Mwldan over the coming months. ‘The People Tree’, a new restaurant experience run by Emma and Sana Singh, will be offering set three-course menus before selected live shows and broadcast events at Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan.A three-course set menu including starter,main-course and dessert will be £20, and vegetarian and vegan options will also be available. 

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