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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 at the Royal Shakespeare Company places sexual ambiguity at the core and revels in the beauty of this poetic masterpiece. Features nudity and scenes of a sexual nature.