The Happy Prince


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Dec 14, 2018 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Dec 16, 2018 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Dec 17, 2018 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Dec 18, 2018 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Dec 19, 2018 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Dec 20, 2018 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2018
Run Time:104 minutes
Production Country:United Kingdom
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Rupert Everett
Cast:Rupert Everett
Colin Firth
Emily Watson
Colin Morgan
Edwin Thomas


“The Happy Prince” — written and directed by Rupert Everett — features an award-winning all-star cast, including Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Emily Watson, Edwin Thomas and Colin Morgan.

In a cheap Parisian hotel room, Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and the past floods back, transporting him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshiped him? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running towards ruin in the final chapter of his life?

Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross who tried and failed to save him from himself.

From Dieppe to Naples to Paris freedom is elusive and Oscar is a penniless vagabond, always moving on, shunned by his old acquaintances, but revered by a strange group of outlaws and urchins to whom he tells the old stories — his incomparable wit still sharp.

“The Happy Prince” is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love in the last days of the nineteenth century.

“As Oscar Wilde, Rupert Everett lifts ‘The Happy Prince’ into the stratosphere.” — David Edelstein, New York Magazine

“Rupert Everett soars: He is utterly fantastic.” — Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

“Rupert Everett is in top form. Dreaming, inventive and beautifully crafted. He channels Wilde’s literary bearing, clever wit and absinthe-tinged wooziness with poignancy and pathos.” — Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

“The role Rupert Everett was born to play.” — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone