Friday 12th July, 7.30 - 9pm and Saturday 13th July, 7.30pm - 9pm

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Devised from Oscar Wilde's prison letters - written to his lover when he lost his freedom and his status to a charge of 'gross indecency' - this show takes place in a queer club scene where freedom and expression unite people, despite the familiar threat to their community. Mixing the narrative of Oscar Wilde’s journey with work devised based on the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community today, and tied together with a live DJ’s music and devised movement, this show explores how we find hope in the darkest places. 

This is a production in development, previously performed at ‘A Pinch of Vault’ with the Vault Festival in February 2024. We are experimenting with creating a show that can bridge theatre and club performances, with the goal of bringing it to club spaces in 2025. Through doing so we hope to create an avenue for theatre and club culture to support one another. 

About this performance

1 hour show, 7PM doors open with some pre-show, 7:30PM show start, 8:30PM show finish, 9PM Q&A/Feedback session

Age guidance: The age guidance for this performance is 13+

Content warning: This performance contains rapidly changing lights, colour changing lights, a blackout, loud music (live DJ), and mild nudity (no full exposure, but moments of minimal clothing). It also contains some trigger warning content, references to homophobia, verbal abuse, imprisonment, and suicide. 

Interval: This performance does not have an interval. 

Post show discussion: This performance has a 30 minute post show discussion. 

Tickets: Tickets are £7.50 standard, £5 concession and available to purchase through Eventbrite


See our Accessibility Guide for information about access in our venue. 

Find out more about Cutpurse

Cutpurse was founded in 2022 by Jasmine Silk and Iona Bremner to bring old texts to life in new ways through our collaborations with musicians. We created 'Mariam' in with The Old Church in Stoke Newington, which was the first original play written by a woman in English with live music from rock-band FightMilk, which has since featured in Elizabeth Kolkovich’s ‘Looking For Mariam’ Documentary. Out of the Depths was initially developed through the ‘Pinch of Vault’ Festival in February 2024, working with a live DJ, and aims to make a show which can be performed in club spaces.

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This performance is part of the SHIFT+SPACE programme 

Theatre Deli’s SHIFT+SPACE programme is a free performance opportunity for artists to present their work that needs an audience to develop, where artists keep 100% of the Box Office! 

Find out more about the SHIFT+SPACE programme here.