A recent article published in the Telegraph raises awareness of the Campaign to Save Reading Gaol and support for it, including the following quote from Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer, who grew up in Reading.
“In a time of post-lockdown, crippling costs of living and great pain and uncertainty in the world, artists and communities coming together to explore compassionately what it is to be human through theatre, yes, but also through exhibition, talks, and music, is the greatest reassurance that could be given. We need more unifying community arts spaces and Reading Gaol is a perfect candidate. I am reasonably certain Mr Wilde would agree.”Natalie Dormer
A ballad for Reading Gaol – Thomas Hodgkinson
“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person,” Oscar Wilde once remarked. “Give him a mask and he’ll tell you the truth.”