Imprisoned by a fearful Herod, the prophet Jokanaan rejects the sexual advances of Herod’s stepdaughter, Salomé. When she is compelled by Herod to dance, Salomé is filled with lust-driven revenge and demands the head of the prophet as payment.
Salomé has fascinated and inspired artists across the ages. Oscar Wilde’s lyrical one-act drama – originally banned in Britain – reinvents Salomé as a powerful and enigmatic figure, both erotic and chaste.
Owen Horsley, Associate Director on the King & Country season, directs our first-ever Oscar Wilde production in Stratford-upon-Avon. This new production places sexual ambiguity at the core and revels in the beauty of this poetic masterpiece.
Features nudity and scenes of a sexual nature.